Get-WBJob [[-Previous] <UInt32>]
The Get-WBJob cmdlet gets the current backup operation (if one is running) or the previous backup or recovery operation. A WBJob object contains the backup or recovery operation.
To start a backup, use the Start-WBBackup cmdlet.
To use Windows Server® 2012 Backup cmdlets, you must be a member of the Administrators group or Backup Operators group.
Example 1: Get backup status
PS C:\>$Policy = Get-WBPolicy PS C:\>Start-WBBackup -Policy $Policy -Async PS C:\>$Job = Get-WBJob
This example gets the status of the currently running backup or recovery operation.
The first command gets a backup policy object that contains the backup policy for the current computer and stores this policy in the variable named $Policy.
The second command starts the backup job by using the policy in the variable named $Policy. Because the command uses the Async parameter, the backup job does not display status messages as it runs.
The third command gets status information about the backup job and assigns it to the variable named $Job. Because the previous command specified the Async parameter, you can use the Get-WBJob cmdlet to obtain this information.
Example 2: Get the status of past backup or recovery jobs
PS C:\> $Jobs = Get-WBJob -Previous 10
This command gets the status of the last 10 backup or recovery jobs from the backup events in the event manager. It then stores the status in the variable named $Jobs.
Specifies the number of previous backup operations for which the server queries the event manager.
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If you use the Previous parameter, the Get-WBJob cmdlet queries a WBJob object for previously run backups and recoveries. If you do not use this parameter, the cmdlet returns a WBJob object that contains the currently running backup or recovery operation.
The Get-WBJob cmdlet displays a WBJob object that contains the currently or previously running backup or recovery operation.