Updated: October 17, 2013
Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2
The New-WBPolicy cmdlet creates a backup policy object. The new backup policy object does not contain information about the volumes included in the policy, the files in the backup, the backup target, or any scheduled times.
To make a new policy for scheduled backups, use the Set-WBPolicy cmdlet to define what items to include or exclude in backups, when to run backups, and where to store backups. To make a one-time backup from policy settings, use the Start-WBBackup cmdlet.
To use this cmdlet, you 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.
The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.
The New-WBPolicy object generates an empty WBPolicy object in edit mode.
Example 1: Create a backup policy