Import-VMInitialReplication

Imports initial replication files for a Replica virtual machine to complete the initial replication when using external media as the source.

Syntax

Import-VMInitialReplication
      [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
      [-ComputerName <String[]>]
      [-Credential <PSCredential[]>]
      [-VMName] <String[]>
      [-Path] <String>
      [-AsJob]
      [-Passthru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Import-VMInitialReplication
      [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]>
      [-Path] <String>
      [-AsJob]
      [-Passthru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Import-VMInitialReplication
      [-VMReplication] <VMReplication[]>
      [-Path] <String>
      [-AsJob]
      [-Passthru]
      [-WhatIf]
      [-Confirm]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Import-VMInitialReplication cmdlet imports initial replication files on a Replica server. It completes the initial replication of a virtual machine when external is used as the source of the files for initial replication.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> Import-VMInitialReplication VM01 d:\VMImportLocation\VM01

This example imports the initial replication files for a virtual machine named VM01 from location d:\VMImportLocation\VM01.

Example 2

PS C:\> Get-VMReplication | ForEach-Object {$path = "D:\OOBLoc\" + $_.VMName + "_" + $_.VMID; if (Test-Path $path -PathType Container) {Import-VMInitialReplication $_ $path}}

This example imports the initial replication files for a set of virtual machines using files located in D:\OOBLoc\

Required Parameters

-Path

Specifies the path of the initial replication files to import.

Type:String
Aliases:IRLoc
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VM

Specifies the virtual machine for which the initial replication files are to be imported.

Type:VirtualMachine[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMName

Specifies the name of the virtual machine for which the initial replication files are to be imported.

Type:String[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-VMReplication

Specifies the virtual machine replication object for which initial replication files are to be imported.

Type:VMReplication[]
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ComputerName

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which initial replication files are to be imported. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer. Use localhost or a dot (.) to specify the local computer explicitly.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Credential

Specifies one or more user accounts that have permission to perform this action. The default is the current user.

Type:PSCredential[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Passthru

Indicates that this cmdlet returns a Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.VirtualMachine object. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

None by default; Microsoft.HyperV.PowerShell.VirtualMachine if PassThru is specified.