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New-HypVMSnapshot

Apr 15, 2014

Creates a new snapshot for the specified VM item path.

Syntax

New-HypVMSnapshot [-LiteralPath] <String> [-SnapshotName] <String> [-LoggingId <Guid>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [[-SnapshotDescription] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Use this command to create a new snapshot of a virtual machine, for a given Host Service provider path to a VM. The resulting snapshot can then be used for operations that require a snapshot to work.

Related topics

Parameters

-LiteralPath<String>

Specifies the path within a hosting unit provider to the virtual machine item for which to create a new snapshot. The path specified must be in one of the following formats: <drive>:\Connections\<Connection Name>\<Item Path of VM object> or <drive>:\Connections\{<connection Uid>\<Item Path of VM object>} or <drive>:\HostingUnits\<HostingUnit Name>\<Item Path of VM object> or <drive>:\HostingUnits\{<hostingUnit Uid>\<Item Path of VM object>}

Required? true
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? true (ByValue)

-SnapshotName<String>

The name of the new snapshot. This is visible in the hypervisor management console.

Required? true
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-LoggingId<Guid>

Specifies the identifier of the high-level operation this cmdlet call forms a part of. Citrix Studio and Director typically create high-level operations. PowerShell scripts can also wrap a series of cmdlet calls in a high-level operation by way of the Start-LogHighLevelOperation and Stop-LogHighLevelOperation cmdlets.

Required? false
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-AdminAddress<String>

Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller that the PowerShell snap-in connects to. You can provide this as a host name or an IP address.

Required? false
Default Value LocalHost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value becomes the default.
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-SnapshotDescription<String>

The description to add to the snapshot. This is visible in the hypervisor management console.

Required? false
Default Value  
Accept Pipeline Input? false

Input Type

System.string You can pipe a string that contains a path to Get-HypConfigurationDataForItem

Return Values

System.string.

The provider path to the newly created snapshot.

Notes

In the case of failure, the following errors can result.

Error Codes

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InputHypervisorItemPathInvalid

The path provided is not to an item in a sub-directory of a connection item or a hosting unit item.

InvalidHypervisorItemPath

No item exists with the specified path.

InvalidHypervisorItem

The item specified by the path exists, but is not a VM Item.

SnapshotNameAlreadyInUse

The specified name is already in use and will cause a name resolution clash.

FailedToCreateSnapshot

The snapshot creation process failed.

HypervisorInMaintenanceMode

The hypervisor is in maintenance mode.

DatabaseError

An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation.

DatabaseNotConfigured

The operation could not be completed because the database for the service is not configured.

DataStoreException

An error occurred in the service while attempting a database operation - communication with the database failed for

various reasons.

CommunicationError

An error occurred while communicating with the service.

PermissionDenied

The user does not have administrative rights to perform this operation.

ExceptionThrown

An unexpected error occurred. For more details, see the Windows event logs on the controller being used or examine the XenDesktop logs.

SnapshotChainTooLong

Snapshot creation failed. Snapshot chain is too long.

SnapshotCreationNotAuthorized

Snapshot creation failed. User not authorized to create snapshots.

Examples

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

C:\PS>New-HypVMSnapshot -LiteralPath XDHyp:\Connections\MyConnection\MyVm.vm -SnapshotName "New snapshot" -SnapshotDescription "Example snapshot" 
 
                     XDHyp:\Connections\MyConnection\MyVm.vm\New snapshot.snapshot

This command creates a snapshot of a VM called 'MyVm.vm' within a hypervisor connection called 'MyConnection'.