Viewing VM and datastore backups

When you are preparing to back up or restore a resource, you might want to see all the backups that are available for that resource and view details of those backups.

About this task

Note: Browsing large file folders, for example 10k file folders, might take one or more minutes the first time. Subsequent browsing sessions take less time.


  1. In the VMware vSphere web client in vCenter, click in the toolbar, and then select VMs and Templates from the drop-down list.
  2. In the left Navigator pane, select a VM for which you want to view backups, then select the Related Objects tab (or More Objects in vCenter 6.5), and then select the Backups tab.
  3. Double-click the backup that you want to view.