Viewing backups of the SnapCenter repository

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


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

    The options are as follows:

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