wbadmin get items

Lists the items included in a specific backup.

To list the items included in a specific backup using this command, 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, by right-clicking Command Prompt, and then selecting Run as administrator.


wbadmin get items -version:<VersionIdentifier> [-backupTarget:{<BackupDestinationVolume> | <NetworkSharePath>}] [-machine:<BackupMachineName>]


Parameter Description
-version Specifies the version of the backup in MM/DD/YYYY-HH:MM format. If you don't know the version information, run the wbadmin get versions command.
-backupTarget Specifies the storage location that contains the backups for which you want the details. Use for listing backups stored at that target location. Backup target locations can be a locally attached disk drive or a remote shared folder. If this command is run on the same computer where the backup was created, this parameter isn't needed. However, this parameter is required to get information about a backup created from another computer.
-machine Specifies the name of the computer that you want the backup details for. Useful when multiple computers have been backed up to the same location. Should be used when -backupTarget is specified.


To list items from the backup that was run on March 31, 2013 at 9:00 A.M., type:

wbadmin get items -version:03/31/2013-09:00

To list items from the backup of server01 that was run on April 30, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. and stored on \\<servername>\<share>, type:

wbadmin get items -version:04/30/2013-09:00 -backupTarget:\\servername\share -machine:server01