Updated: October 17, 2013
Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2
The Get-WBSummary cmdlet retrieves the history of backup operations on the computer. This information includes the next scheduled backup, details of the last backup, and details of the last successful backup. You can use this cmdlet to monitor the backups and the backup schedule on the computer.
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-WBSummary cmdlet returns the WBSummary object that contains information about the backup history for this computer.
Example 1: Get a backup summary