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Backup Exec 2014 BEMCLI Enhancements

Created: 02 Jun 2014 • Updated: 02 Jun 2014 • 4 comments
BE_KirkFreiheit's picture
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Today's release of Backup Exec 2014 nearly doubles the size of BEMCLI from 222 to 395 cmdlets, with 72 of the original cmdlets enhanced with new parameters and functionality.

Here's a quick list of what's new:

- Native PowerShell v2 and v3+ support

- Full support (create/edit/rename/delete) for all backup job types (BackupDefinition, OneTimeBackupJob, and SyntheticBackupDefinition)

- All agent selection types supported for backup jobs (including virtual machines)

- Full support for mulit-server selections per backup job

- Support for centralized and managed server configuration

- Push-install of windows agents

- Support for all applications and server types

- Enhanced scheduling support

- Full support for notification recipients

Over the coming days and weeks, I'll be blogging about the new features in depth.  Stay tuned!

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Colin Weaver's picture

I am going to add a possibly important new command into here for awareness (as it is not available in the Admin Console)

Ability to change the selection behaviour of which disk storage device to use next in a storage pool

Default is "Round Robin" but BEMCLI now has applets to change it to disk with most free space or disk with least free space.

Use the BEMCLI  help file to lookup Set-BEStorageDevicePool  for more details on this (it is also mentioned in the BE2014 admin guide)

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pkh's picture

It would be good to have a list of what are the new cmdlets and what cmdlets have changed.

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Flo-Hilse's picture


what is about BESettings LiveUpdate. I didn`t find this for deactivation.

Where can i find this option?


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BE_KirkFreiheit's picture

Hi Flo-Hilse, it looks like we missed that option in this release.  To deactivate LiveUpdate, you'll need to use the BE 2014 GUI.

-Kirk out.

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