Export-ContentLibraryItem

This cmdlet exports content library item's files to the local machine.

Syntax

-ContentLibraryItem  <ContentLibraryItem[]>
[-Destination  <String>]
[-Force]
[-RunAsync]
[-Server  <VIServer[]>]
[CommonParameters]

Parameters

Required Parameter Name Type Position Features Description
required
ContentLibraryItem
ContentLibraryItem[] named
  • wildcards
  • pipeline
  • Specifies the content library item whose content you want to export.
    optional
    Destination
    String named Specifies an existing local directory where you want to save the content library items.
    optional
    Force
    SwitchParameter named Specifies if you want to overwrite existing files with the same name that exist in the destination directory.
    optional
    RunAsync
    SwitchParameter named Indicates that the command returns immediately without waiting for the task to complete. In this mode, the output of the cmdlet is a Task object. For more information about the RunAsync parameter, run "help About_RunAsync" in the VMware PowerCLI console.
    optional
    Server
    VIServer[] named Specifies the vCenter Server systems on which you want to run the cmdlet. If no value is provided or $null value is passed to this parameter, the command runs on the default servers. For more information about default servers, see the description of the Connect-VIServer cmdlet.

    Output

    System.IO.DirectoryInfo

    Examples


    Example 1

    PS C:\> $item = Get-ContentLibraryItem -Name 'vm1'
    PS C:\> Export-ContentLibraryItem -ContentLibraryItem $item -Destination ./vm1-files

    Exports 'vm1' content library item's files to the C:\vm1-files directory.

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