I am trying to take a BackUp of a Site Collection from a remote computer, but I am getting a error that i am not sure of the script is

Invoke-Command -ComputerName remotecomputername -ScriptBlock {Backup-SPSite -Identity "http://remotecomputername:8080" -Path "C:\Users\username\Documents\SiteBackUp\BackUp8080"} -credential username

the error is get is :

The term 'Backup-SPSite' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the sp elling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again. + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (Backup-SPSite:String) [], CommandNotFoundException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

Regards, Vikram

2 Answers 2


You are running the command from powershell:

  • The script block doesn't include the pssnapin so this is likely the issue.
    – shufler
    Mar 26, 2013 at 16:11

Are you using Windows PowerShell or SharePoint Management Shell? This is however an old question and here you may find something useful: End user site backup

  • I am using SharePoint Management Shell...
    – Vikram
    Mar 29, 2013 at 2:46

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