Commandline Client

The commandline client MaxBack.VssClient is a tool to manage the MaxBack VSS Writer. Normally you use it only during the installation.

Commands

The help text from the command line is shown below for easy reference.

Maxback.Vssclient.exe [verb] [-option value] [-switch]

/? or –help Displays help for command

-d or –dbname Name of the database

read

Displays current instance configuration and license status.

connect

This command creates a service instance for the MaxDb database and configures the connection to the database. When executed it will always update the password of user vsswriter.

Command options:

-u

The username of the database administrator.

Can contain password in Maxdb syntax: username,password

-p Password for vsswriter user (optional)
-l Name of Log media to be used (optional)

disconnect

Disconnects instance from the database Windows service will be removed and user vsswriter deleted.

Command options:

-u

The username of the database administrator

Can contain password in Maxdb syntax: username,password

getkey

Gets the instance license key

The license key will be in the command output.

instlicense

Installs license the license into the VSS Writer instance. If the license file requires activation, the command will request a new instance license from the dbosoft license server.

Command options:

-f The path to the license file
-b

batch mode, prevents the query for a instance name.

Default instance name {hostname}_{dbname} will be used instead.

--temp

Add this option to request a temporary evaluation license.

Works only if you use a activateable license file.

enableconfigset

Enables a configuration set

Command options:

-s

The name of the config set. If not set the default configuration set will be enabled.

Supported values: Default, Veeam, AzureBackup

autorecovery

Triggers a autorecovery event without a entire VM / bare metal restore

Command options:

-m Path to the metadata file from the data volume restore
-b Batch mode, prevents that the session logviewer is started

All commands will automatically query for all required options if not set on command line.

Examples

Connect to instance
Maxback.VssClient.exe connect -d PRD -u control,secret
get instance key
Maxback.VssClient.exe getkey -d PRD
install license
Maxback.VssClient.exe instlicense -d PRD -f c:\license.lic