Lists details about the available backups stored in a specific location. When this subcommand is used without parameters, it lists all backups of the local computer, even if those backups are not available. The details provided for a backup include the backup time, the backup target, the version identifier (needed for the wbadmin get items subcommand and for the subcommands to perform recoveries), and the type of recoveries you can perform.

To get details about available backups using this subcommand, you must be a member of the Backup Operators group or the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate permissions. In addition, you must run wbadmin from an elevated command prompt. (To open an elevated command prompt, click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.)

For examples of how to use this subcommand, see Examples.


wbadmin get versions
[-backupTarget:{<VolumeName> | <NetworkSharePath>}]


Parameter Description


Specifies the storage location that contains the backups that you want the details for. Use for listing information about backups that were not taken of the local computer. Alternate locations can be locally attached disk drives or shared network folders.


Specifies the computer that you want backup details for. Use when backups of multiple computers are stored in the same location. Should be used when -backupTarget is specified.


To list items available for recovery from a specific backup, use wbadmin get items.


To see a list of available backups that are stored on volume h, type:

wbadmin get versions -backupTarget:h:

To see a list of available backups that are stored in the shared network folder \\servername\share for the computer server01, type:

wbadmin get versions -backupTarget:\\servername\share -machine:server01

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