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New-DbaDirectory

Author Stuart Moore
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Creates new path as specified by the path variable

Description

Uses master.dbo.xp_create_subdir to create the path Returns $true if the path can be created, $false otherwise

Syntax

New-DbaDirectory
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [-Path] <String>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> New-DbaDirectory -SqlInstance sqlcluster -Path L:\MSAS12.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP

If the SQL Server instance sqlcluster can create the path L:\MSAS12.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP it will do and return $true, if not it will return $false.

Example: 2
PS C:\> $credential = Get-Credential
PS C:\> New-DbaDirectory -SqlInstance sqlcluster -SqlCredential $credential -Path L:\MSAS12.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP

If the SQL Server instance sqlcluster can create the path L:\MSAS12.MSSQLSERVER\OLAP it will do and return $true, if not it will return $false. Uses a SqlCredential to connect

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The SQL Server you want to run the test on.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Path

The Path to tests. Can be a file or directory.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

If this switch is enabled, no actions are performed but informational messages will be displayed that explain what would happen if the command were to run.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

If this switch is enabled, you will be prompted for confirmation before executing any operations that change state.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out New-DbaDirectory on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out New-DbaDirectory.