Veeam Backup Validator PowerShell GUI
This PowerShell GUI tool triggers the built-in Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe.
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It checks your backup files via CRC at the file level. For the integrity validation of your backups the Validator uses the checksum algorithm.
After each creation of a backup file, Veeam calculates a checksum for every data block in the backup file and will attach the checksums to them. The Veeam Backup Validator re-calculates the checksums for data blocks and compares them with the initial written values.
You can find the Veeam Backup Validator.exe file by default under
%ProgramFiles%\Veeam\Backup and Replication\Backup\Veeam.Backup.Validator.exe
You can find out more on the Veeam Backup Validator on these sites:
How to use the tool
The simple GUI looks like this:
In this first Version (Version 0.1) you are able to choose a .vbk or .vbm File for validation:
After choosing you can select whether you want to have a XML or a HTML Report:
The last step is to provide a directory for storing the generated Report through the Veeam Backup Validator .exe:
Since you decided for a directory, the tool immediately starts to validate your backup files. You can watch the process live, as the tools open up a Windows cmd where you can see the validation process:
After the process is finished, you can open up the report in your specified directory and check the validation process:
I really hope to get some feedback from the community as this is Version 0.1. I try to add some more features in the future, like validating a single virtual machine out of a backup job or file.
Link to the Script
Here is the direct link to the script: