Show running Veeam jobs at point or period of time

Show running Veeam jobs at point or period of time

Recently I had to troubleshoot a Veeam Backup & Replication (B&R) problem. There the question popped up which are the running Veeam jobs at point or period of time. The GUI is not a big help to answer this question. Therefore I wrote a small script that show these jobs.

The following PowerShell script snippet is quite simple. First, start- (tStart) and end-date/time (tEnd) are asked for input. The following query selects all running Veeam jobs at point or period of time that matches input dates.

# Ask for start- and end-date and time
Write-Host "Enter date in format " ($(get-date).ToString("dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm"))
$tStart = Read-Host "Enter start-time (Enter for now)"
$tEnd = Read-Host "Enter end-time   (Enter for equal to start-time)"

if ($tStart -eq '') {$tStart = get-date -Format "dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm"}
if ($tEnd -eq '') {$tEnd = $tStart}

# Check input data
try {$tStart = [DateTime]::Parse($tStart)}
catch {Write-Host "start-time wrong input"; continue}
try {$tEnd = [DateTime]::Parse($tEnd)}
catch {Write-Host "end-time wrong input"; continue}
if ($tStart -gt $tEnd) {Write-Host "start-time after end-time"}

# Load Veeam PowerShell Plugin
Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn
# Connect to local Veeam Server
Connect-VBRServer -Server localhost

# Query jobs
Get-VBRBackupSession | Where-Object {($_.CreationTime -le $tStart -and ($_.EndTime      -ge $tStart -or $_.EndTime -eq [DateTime]"1.1.1900")) `
                                 -or ($_.CreationTime -ge $tStart -and  $_.CreationTime -le $tEnd)} `
                     | select JobName, CreationTime, EndTime | Sort-Object Jobname | ft -AutoSize

# Disconnect from Veeam Server

Script Notes

  • Script asks for date and time. You can just input date, time will be 00:00 than.
  • To show all jobs running right now, just input blank start- and end-date.
  • Command Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapIn loads Veeam PowerShell Plugin. This is available at Veeam B&R server.
  • The connection to Veeam B&R is established by running Connect-VBRServer. When running this script at a Veeam B&R Server, connect to localhost like here. To start this query at a Veeam B&R Server, you can run it as it is.
  • Script show these types of jobs:
    • Backup jobs
    • Replication jobs
    • File copy jobs
    • Backup copy jobs.
  • If you use a different date/time format, take care it works for you. When not, change format options that way it fits to your format.
  • If you want to doing further processing of the result of this script, remove | Format-Table -AutoSizeat the end.


  • Script to show last successful backup and how long they are ago, you can find here.
  • Veeam PowerShell Reference you can find here.

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