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December 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm #60874ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
I am using a great PS script I found to do some Hyper-V backups. As part of it it recommends using a ScheduledJob as follows:
$trigger = New-JobTrigger -Weekly -DaysOfWeek Friday -At 1:08AM $options = New-ScheduledJobOption -RunElevated $VMs = "VM1" #specify script parameter values in order Register-ScheduledJob -Name "Weekly VM Export" -FilePath c:\scripts\hypervbackup.ps1 -Trigger $trigger -ScheduledJobOption $options -ArgumentList $VMs,"F:\Hyper-V Exports",$False,$False $trigger = New-JobTrigger -Weekly -DaysOfWeek Friday -WeeksInterval 4 -At 1:00AM #reuse options and vms Register-ScheduledJob -Name "Monthly VM Export" -FilePath c:\scripts\hypervbackup.ps1 -Trigger $trigger -ScheduledJobOption $options -ArgumentList $VMs,"F:\Hyper-V Exports",$True,$False
However, the scheduled job never runs. It runs fine when I run it manually.
I don't even know where to start. Where can I see any errors about this? What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for your help on this!
December 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm #60876ParticipantPoints: 270Rank: Contributor
Have you tried checking the created scheduled job? I could imagine that "-FilePath" expects an executable. So if you want to run a Powershell script you should place the path to your powershell.exe in "-FilePath" and put "the rest" of the command to the "-ArgumentList" like this: "-NoProfile -File c:\scripts\hypervbackup.ps1 $VMs,'F:\Hyper-V Exports',$True,$False"
It is always recommended to read ALL of the help for the cmdlets you use including the examples.
December 28, 2016 at 1:09 am #60894ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
well... how does one check the scheduled job? it is listed when query for it.
the strange thing is that I deployed the same scripts on another server and they did not work... and then one day... they just started working. I tried to figure out why that started working and don't see anything different.
December 28, 2016 at 6:56 am #60900ParticipantPoints: 0Rank: Member
you job saved under current user credentials without saved password.
thus it can run if current user logged into server
may be 'start as batch job' right also involved
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