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Get-VMSnapshot

Published: August 15, 2012

Updated: September 5, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Get-VMSnapshot

Gets the snapshots associated with a virtual machine or snapshot.

Syntax

Parameter Set: Child
Get-VMSnapshot [[-Name] <String> ] -ChildOf <VMSnapshot> [-SnapshotType <SnapshotType> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Id
Get-VMSnapshot [-Id] <Guid> [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: Parent
Get-VMSnapshot [[-Name] <String> ] -ParentOf <VirtualMachineBase> [-SnapshotType <SnapshotType> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VMName
Get-VMSnapshot [-VMName] <String[]> [[-Name] <String> ] [-ComputerName <String[]> ] [-SnapshotType <SnapshotType> ] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: VMObject
Get-VMSnapshot [-VM] <VirtualMachine[]> [[-Name] <String> ] [-SnapshotType <SnapshotType> ] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Get-VMSnapshot cmdlet gets the snapshots associated with a virtual machine or snapshot.

Parameters

-ChildOf<VMSnapshot>

Specifies the snapshot whose child snapshots are to be retrieved. This retrieves immediate children only.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ComputerName<String[]>

Specifies one or more Hyper-V hosts on which snapshots are to be retrieved. NetBIOS names, IP addresses, and fully-qualified domain names are allowable. The default is the local computer — use “localhost” or a dot (“.”) to specify the local computer explicitly.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

.

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Id<Guid>

Specifies the unique identifier of the virtual machine whose snapshots are to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String>

Specifies the name of the snapshot to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

2

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ParentOf<VirtualMachineBase>

Specifies the snapshot whose immediate parent snapshot is to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-SnapshotType<SnapshotType>

Specifies the type of the snapshots to be retrieved. Allowed values are Standard, Recovery, Planned, Missing, Replica, AppConsistentReplica, and SyncedReplica.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VM<VirtualMachine[]>

Specifies the virtual machine whose snapshots are to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VMName<String[]>

Specifies the name of the virtual machine whose snapshots are to be retrieved.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

True (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

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

Inputs

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

Outputs

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

  • Microsoft.Virtualization.Powershell.Snapshot

Examples

Example 1

Gets all snapshots of virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Get-VMSnapshot –VMName TestVM

Example 2

Gets all standard snapshots of virtual machine TestVM.


PS C:\> Get-VM –Name TestVM | Get-VMSnapshot –SnapshotType Standard

Example 3

Gets the immediate parent of snapshot Before applying updates of virtual machine TestVM.


 

PS C:\> $snapshot = Get-VMSnapshot –Name ‘Before applying updates’ –VMName TestVM

 

PS C:\> Get-VMSnapshot –ParentOf $snapshot

Example 4

Gets the immediate child snapshots of snapshot Before applying updates of virtual machine TestVM.


 

PS C:\> $snapshot = Get-VMSnapshot –Name ‘Before applying updates’ –VMName TestVM

 

PS C:\> Get-VMSnapshot –ChildOf $snapshot

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