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Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: October 17, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2


Gets the current backup policy set for the server.


Get-OBPolicy [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Get-OBPolicy cmdlet gets the current backup policy that is set for the server, including the details about scheduling backups, files included in the backup, and retention policy.

Once the changes have been made to the policy object, the updated policy should be set as the current one using the Set-OBPolicy cmdlet.

To use Windows Azure Backup cmdlets, the user must be a member of the Administrators group or Backup Operators group.



This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.


The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • None


The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Internal.CloudBackup.Commands.OBPolicy[]



This example returns a saved policy.

PS C:\> Get-OBPolicy

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