[Quicktip] Take care when using PowerShell cmdlet Remove-VBRSureBackupJob!

  • 10 December 2021
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Yesterday I found a strange behavior in the Veeam PowerShell cmdlet Remove-VBRSureBackupJob. What happens: when you use this cmdlet to remove a certain SureBackup-Job using the parameter -Job, ALL SureBackup-Jobs will be deleted!. In my environment version 11.0.0.837 P20210525 was used. It seems the be a bug. 

[update] In the meantime Veeam confirmed that it is a bug. Also in v11a!

https://forums.veeam.com/powershell-f26/remove-vbrsurebackupjob-deletes-all-surebackup-jobs-t78189.html

So when you test or plan to using scripted SureBackups, do not use Remove-VBRSureBackupJob currently!


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Userlevel 7
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Ouch, did not know this! Thanks for sharing.

Veeam seems to be surprised too :joy:

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Ouch, did not know this! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing.

Userlevel 7
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Definitely not a funny bug.

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Luckily, we don’t have any SureBackup jobs to delete at the moment so all good at the moment. 

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You are welcome! I hope you did not run into the issue!

Userlevel 7
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Thanks for the heads up! 

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