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Veeam - How to Use the Veeam Backup Validator

Veeam offer a simple command line tool to verify backup consistencies.

Here it is relative Veeam article:

How to Use the Veeam Backup Validator

From precedent article here they are relative switches and examples:


Parameters:

    /?       - Displays help
    /backup  - Specifies backup name or backup ID
    /vmname  - Specifies one or more VM names (empty value for all VMs)
    /point   - Specifies restore point ID
    /date    - Specifies restore point date
    /time    - Specifies restore point time
    /silence - Enables silence output mode
    /skip    - Skips specified VMs
    /report  - Generates HTML report at the specified path
    /file    - Specifies one or more backup files (VBM, VBK, VIB, VLB)
    /format  - Specified report format (HTML, XML)

Examples:   
  • Validate the VMs named "W2008", "W2008R2_DC" and "W2K" in the most recent restore point for the backup "Backup Job 1_imported".

    Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /backup:"Backup Job 1_imported" /vmname:W2008 /vmname:W2008R2_DC /vmname:W2K

     
  • Validate all virtual machines in the last restore point with ID 3942788C-B309-4FA4-A111-A4C87B3EC63D.

    Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /backup:3942788C-B309-4FA4-A111-A4C87B3EC63D

     
  • Validate a VM with the name "Windows 8" in the restore point created on December 5 2012 for a job named “Backup Job 1".

    Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /backup:"Backup Job 1" /vmname:"Windows 8" /date:05.12.2012

     
  • Validate a VM with the name "VM1" in the restore point created around 16:00 on December 5 2012 for a job named "Backup Job 2".

            Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /backup:"Backup Job 2" /vmname:"VM1" /date:"05.12.2012" /time "16:00"
 

  • Validate a VM with the name "VM2" contained in the VBM file located at C:\Backup\VM2_Backup.vbm

    Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /file:"C:\Backup\VM2_Backup.vbm" /vmname:"VM2"

     
  • Validate all VMs in VBK-file (backup file).

    Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /file:"C:\Backup\VM2_Backup.vbk"

     
  • Validate a VM with the name "VM3" in the most recent restore point of "Backup Job 1" and create an HTML-report.

    Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /backup:"Backup Job 1" /vmname:"VM3" /report:"D:\Reports\Backup_Job_1_Validate_30_09_2014.html"

     
  • Validate a VM with the name "VM3" in the most recent restore point of "Backup Job 1" and create XML-report.

    Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe /backup:"Backup Job 1" /vmname:"VM3" /report:"D:\Reports\Backup_Job_1_Validate_30_09_2014.xml" /format:xml

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