Add-MBSFirewallRules


Create firewall rules for the backup agent in the built-in Windows Firewall.

Add-MBSFirewallRules 
        [<CommonParameters>]

Description

Checks and creates firewall rules for backup agent executables to allow inbound and outbound internet connection to storages, MBS portal, etc. The rules are created for the following executables:

  • Online Backup.exe (the Product Name specified in MBS in Settings -> General)
  • CBBackupPlan.exe
  • Cloud.Backup.Scheduler.exe
  • Cloud.Backup.RM.Service.exe
  • cbb.exe

This cmdlet is mostly helpful in environments with strong security polices that prevent the backup agent from communicating with the MBS portal and/or storage destinations. On an average system configuration (e.g. desktop operating systems) all connections with the backup agent can function normally - in this case these firewall rules are not mandatory, but still may be useful to have.


Examples

Example 1: Add firewall rules for installed MBS backup agent.

This example adds 10 firewall rules (5 inbound and 5 outbound) and returns the result of the operation.

PS C:\> Add-MBSFirewallRules           

Firewall rules added successfully - 10

Parameters

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

None

Outputs

None

Notes

To run this cmdlet you must start PowerShell by using the Run as administrator option.

You can also refer to the Add-MBSFirewallRules cmdlet by its built-in alias, amfr. For more information, see about_Aliases