Getting backups of the SnapCenter database

You can display a list of backups created by running the Get-SmRepositoryBackups command. The database backups are created according to the schedule specified in the Protect-SmRepository cmdlet. You can also create database backups from the SnapCenter GUI.


  1. Launch PowerShell.
  2. From the command prompt, enter the following command, and then provide credentials to connect to the SnapCenter Server: Open-SMConnection
  3. List all available SnapCenter database backups using the Get-SmRepositoryBackups command and options: Get-SmRepositoryBackups [[-HostName] string] [[-SMSbaseUrl] string]

    The options are as follows:

    Specifies the SnapCenter Server host name. For standalone configuration, you must specify as localhost. For network load balancing (NLB) configuration, you must provide the host name of the SnapCenter Server where the iSCSI LUN or VMDK is configured for repository protection.
    Specifies the SnapCenter Server URL. This URL is required when you are executing the PowerShell cmdlet from a database host.