GET /query?type=Backup

Returns a resource representation of a collection of backups created on or imported to backup servers connected to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager. For details, see /backups.

Request

To get a list of backups, send the GET HTTP request to the query with the type parameter set to Backup.

HTTP Request

GET https://<Enterprise-Manager>:9398/api/query?type=Backup

Request Headers

The request contains the following headers:

Header

Required

Description

X-RestSvcSessionId

True

The request requires authorization. In the header, the client must send a session ID copied from the server reply to the request creating a new logon session. For details, see Authentication and Security.

Accept

False

Identifies the format of the response. Possible values:

  • application/xml — the client can send this value in the header to accept response in the XML format.
  • application/json — the client must send this value in the header to accept the request in the JSON format.

If the request does not contain the header, the server will return the response in the XML format.

Request Body

None.

Optional Parameters

In the query, you can use the following parameters for filtering and sorting.

Parameter

Type

Description

UID

UidType

UID of the backup resource, for example: urn:veeam:Backup:58c917c7-7b7a-41ff-8676-226656c35c05.

Name

String

Name of the backup job parent to the backup, for example: SQL Backup.

JobUid

UidType

UID of the backup job parent to the backup, for example:urn:veeam:Job:da736815-4fea-4c8e-b0e1-5ecdbca1c512.

JobName

String

Name of the backup job parent to the backup, for example: DNS Backup.

RepositoryUid

UidType

UID of the backup repository parent to the backup, for example: urn:veeam:Repository:b609c947-dd30-4295-8b57-cc880329dbd6.

RepositoryName

Name

Name of the backup repository parent to the backup, for example: Backup Vol 1.

Platform

String

Type of a platform of a backup resource. Possible values:

  • VMware — for protected VMware vSphere VMs.
  • HyperV — for protected Microsoft Hyper-V VMs.
  • vCloud — for protected vCloud Director resources.
  • AgentForLinux — for machines protected with Veeam Agent for Linux.
  • AgentForWindows — for machines protected with Veeam Agent for Windows.
  • CustomPlatform — for Nutanix and other custom platforms.

BackupType

String

Type of a backup resource. Possible values:

  • Standard — for VMware, HyperV, vCloud and Standalone Veeam Backup Agent backup resources.
  • ParentBackup — for backup container resources. Represents a backup created by a Veeam Agent backup job in the Veeam Agent Management scenario, and contains links for child backups.
  • ChildBackup — for backup resources that have links to restore points and parent backups. Represents a backup of a separate machine in the backup created by a Veeam Agent backup job in the Veeam Agent Management scenario.

Response

The server returns the following response to the client.

Response Codes

A successfully completed operation returns response code 200 OK.

Response Headers

The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.

Header

Description

Content-length

The length of the response body.

Content-type

The media type and syntax of the request body message. Possible values:

  • application/xml
  • application/json

Response Body

In the response body, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager returns a representation of the /backups resource collection.

Example

The example below returns an entity resource representation of a collection of parent and child backups created by Veeam Agent backup jobs. The results are ordered in the acceding order by the Name parameter.

Request:

GET https://localhost:9398/api/query?type=Backup&format=Entities&sortAsc=Name&filter=Platform==AgentForWindows

 

Request Header:

X-RestSvcSessionId   NDRjZmJkYmUtNWE5NS00MTU2LTg4NjctOTFmMDY5YjdjMmNj

 

Response:

200 OK

 

Response Body:

<QueryResult xmlns="http://www.veeam.com/ent/v1.0">
 <Entities>
   <Backups>
     <Backup Type="Backup" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/ddf0a147-45ea-4295-813e-4fc919e6864a?format=Entity" Name="Agent Backup Job 1" UID="urn:veeam:Backup:ddf0a147-45ea-4295-813e-4fc919e6864a">
       <Links>
         <Link Rel="Up" Type="RepositoryReference" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/repositories/425b6739-5082-4f7a-99fb-1ae13ef87d9f" Name="Default Backup Repository" />
         <Link Rel="Up" Type="BackupServerReference" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backupServers/7445e6ce-86f5-4171-b909-dac209c66563" Name="enterprise06.tech.local" />
         <Link Rel="Alternate" Type="BackupReference" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/ddf0a147-45ea-4295-813e-4fc919e6864a" Name="Agent Backup Job 1" />
         <Link Rel="Down" Type="BackupList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/ddf0a147-45ea-4295-813e-4fc919e6864a/childbackups?format=Entity" />
       </Links>
       <Platform>AgentForWindows</Platform>
       <BackupType>ParentBackup</BackupType>
     </Backup>
     <Backup Type="Backup" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/082503a1-5887-4f1a-b785-b83faf066e71?format=Entity" Name="Agent Backup Job 1 - enterprise05.tech.local" UID="urn:veeam:Backup:082503a1-5887-4f1a-b785-b83faf066e71">
       <Links>
         <Link Rel="Up" Type="RepositoryReference" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/repositories/425b6739-5082-4f7a-99fb-1ae13ef87d9f" Name="Default Backup Repository" />
         <Link Rel="Up" Type="BackupServerReference" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backupServers/7445e6ce-86f5-4171-b909-dac209c66563" Name="enterprise06.tech.local" />
         <Link Rel="Alternate" Type="BackupReference" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/082503a1-5887-4f1a-b785-b83faf066e71" Name="Agent Backup Job 1 - enterprise05.tech.local" />
         <Link Rel="Down" Type="RestorePointReferenceList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/082503a1-5887-4f1a-b785-b83faf066e71/restorePoints" />
         <Link Rel="Down" Type="BackupFileReferenceList" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/082503a1-5887-4f1a-b785-b83faf066e71/backupFiles" />
         <Link Rel="Up" Type="Backup" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/backups/ddf0a147-45ea-4295-813e-4fc919e6864a?format=Entity" Name="Parent Backup" />
       </Links>
       <Platform>AgentForWindows</Platform>
       <BackupType>ChildBackup</BackupType>
     </Backup>
   </Backups>
 </Entities>
 <PagingInfo PagesCount="1" PageSize="100" PageNum="1">
   <Links>
     <Link Rel="First" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/query?type=Backup&format=Entities&sortAsc=name&filter=Platform==AgentForWindows&pageSize=100&page=1" />
     <Link Rel="Last" Href="https://localhost:9398/api/query?type=Backup&format=Entities&sortAsc=name&filter=Platform==AgentForWindows&pageSize=100&page=1" />
   </Links>
 </PagingInfo>
</QueryResult>