Updated: October 17, 2013
Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2
The Get-WBDisk cmdlet gets a list of internal and external disks that are online for the local computer. You can add these disks to a WBPolicy object that contains a backup policy by using the New-WBBackupTarget cmdlet to specify online disks as backup storage locations.
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 Get-WBDisk cmdlet lists an array of WBDisk objects for the hard disks that the cmdlet detects on the local computer.
Example 1: Get a list of disks for the local computer
This command gets a list of the disks that are on the system. You can then use the WBDisk object in the variable named $disks to specify a WBBackupTarget object, and use the WBBackupTarget object to specify where to store backups for a WBPolicy object that contains a backup policy.