Use PS to export/import FSRM file group RRS feed

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  • Hello

    I am regularly updating a File Server Resource Manager file group. I need to copy this group to other servers.

    At present, I manually input file masks then use the filescrn command from the 'source' server:
    filescrn filegroup export /file:d:\1\group1.xml /filegroup:groupname

    and import that to the other servers
    filescrn fielgroup import /file:d:\1\group1.xml

    However, when I run it a notification is displayed saying the command is deprecated and it may not be available in future editions. It says that Powershell should be used instead.

    This is fine, but I am having a problem finding an equivalent PS cmdlet in the FSRM module (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/powershell/module/?term=fsrm).

    It is likely that I 'can't see for looking' so would like to ask if PS equivalents are available.

    Thank you.


    Monday, September 30, 2019 1:44 PM

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  • Thanks for the reference. But, I don't see anything relating to the export/import of file groups?
    Monday, September 30, 2019 7:23 PM
  • Thanks.

    All this does is 'get' (limited) information about a filegroup.

    I think the best way forward for me is to create a batch file that will remove the filegroup from the server, and then create a new filegroup

    remove-fsrmfilegroup ****
    new-fsrmfilegroup ****

    I can update the batch file with the new extension masks as needed.

    Thank you for the help.

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:40 PM
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    Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:43 AM
  • Not yet. I have limited time to work on this so will fully flesh it out in the near future. Once I have a working batch file that removes the existing group and replaces it I'll post. It would be simpler if we could add extensions to a group.
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:00 AM
  • You can - just read the help for the CmdLets and you wil find complete examples.


    Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:14 PM