Add-WBFileSpec

Adds a backup file specification to a backup policy.

Syntax

Add-WBFileSpec
   [-Policy] <WBPolicy>
   [-FileSpec] <WBFileSpec[]>
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Add-WBFileSpec cmdlet adds a backup file specification, which specifies the items to include in or exclude from a backup, to a backup policy. A WBFileSpec object contains the backup file specification, and a WBPolicy object contains the backup policy. The WBFileSpec object can include or exclude multiple files, folders, or volumes. You can create a list of items to include or exclude by using the New-WBFileSpec cmdlet and then using the Add-WBFileSpec cmdlet to update the WBPolicy object.

Before you can add a backup file specification to a WBPolicy object, you must put the WBPolicy object in edit mode. To put the WBPolicy object in edit mode for a policy that you set as the scheduled backup policy, use the Get-WBPolicy cmdlet with the Editable parameter. The New-WBPolicy cmdlet creates a new WBPolicy object that is already in edit mode.

To use this cmdlet, you must be a member of the Administrators group or Backup Operators group.

Examples

Example 1: Add backup file specifications to a backup policy

PS C:\> $Filespec1 = New-WBFileSpec -FileSpec C:\Sample\1.jpg
PS C:\> $Filespec2 = New-WBFileSpec -FileSpec C:\Sample\*.txt
PS C:\> $Filespec3 = New-WBFileSpec -FileSpec C:\Sample\*.mp3 -Exclude
PS C:\> Add-WBFileSpec -Policy $Policy $Filespec1,$Filespec2,$Filespec3

This example adds three backup file specifications to the WBPolicy object in the variable named $Policy.

The first command assigns the file named C:\sample\1.jpg to the variable named $Filespec1.

The second command assigns the files that match the wildcard specification C:\Sample*.txt (text files in the C:\Sample directory) to the variable named $Filespec2.

The third command assigns the files that match the wildcard specification C:\Sample*.mp3 txt (MP3 files in the C:\Sample directory) to the variable named $Filespec3. Because this command includes the Exclude parameter, the backup from this policy excludes MP3 files in C:\Sample.

The fourth command adds the file specifications in $Filespec1, $Filespec2, and $Filespec3 to the backup policy in the variable named $Policy.

Example 2: Add an array of backup file specifications to a backup policy

PS C:\> $Filespecarray = ($Filespec1, $Filespec2, $Filespec3) 
PS C:\> Add-WBFileSpec -Policy $Policy $Filespecarray

This example adds an array of backup file specifications to a backup policy.

The first command assigns the file specifications in the variables named $Filespec1, $Filespec2, and $Filespec3 to the array in the variable named $Filespecarray.

The second command adds the array of file specifications in $Filespecarray to the WBPolicy object in the variable named $Policy.

Required Parameters

-FileSpec

Specifies an array of WBFileSpec objects that contain backup file specifications to add to the WBPolicy object.

Type:WBFileSpec[]
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Policy

Specifies a WBPolicy object that contains the backup policy to update.

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

Inputs

WBFileSpec [], WBPolicy

This cmdlet adds a list of items from a WBFileSpec object that contains a backup file specification to a WBPolicy object that contains a backup policy.

Outputs

None

None