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Veeam Availability Console 2.0 Update 1
RESTful API Reference

Get Backup Policies

You can get a short representation of a collection of backup policies configured in Veeam Availability Console. In a collection, the properties returned for a backup policy are limited to the following:

  • id
  • name
  • type
  • tenantsCount
  • modifiedDate
  • description
  • osType
  • createdBy
  • _links


To get a representation of all Veeam Availability Console backup policies, send the GET HTTPS request to the URL of the /BackupPolicies collection.

HTTPS Request

GET https://<Availability-Console>:1281/v2/BackupPolicies

Request Headers

The request header must contain the authorization token for the current logon session.


The server returns the following response to the client.

Response Code

A successfully completed operation returns response code 200 Success.

Response Headers

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




The length of the response body.


The media type and syntax of the request body message: application/json; charset=utf-8

Response Body

In the response body, Veeam Availability Console returns a representation of the /BackupPolicies collection.

Example Get Backup Policies

The following request returns a short representation of all backup policies configured in Veeam Availability Console.


GET https://localhost:1281/v2/BackupPolicies


Request Header:

Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>


Response Code:

200 Success


Response Body:



   "id": 1,

   "name": "Workstation: File level backup. Personal files. Local drive. Daily schedule.",

   "type": "Predefined",

   "tenantsCount": 8,

   "modifiedDate": "2017-10-18T05:47:59Z",

   "description": "This policy processes user profile folder including all user settings and data.",

   "osType": "Workstation",

   "createdBy": "My Company",

   "_links": {

     "self": {

       "href": ""





   "id": 2,

   "name": "Server: Entire computer. Microsoft Exchange Server. Cloud backup. Daily schedule.",

   "type": "Predefined",

   "tenantsCount": 6,

   "modifiedDate": "2017-10-18T05:47:59Z",

   "description": "This policy should be used if you want to create a backup of the entire computer image.  When you restore data from such backup, you will be able to recover the entire computer  image as well as data on specific computer volumes: files, folders, application data and so on.",

   "osType": "Server",

   "createdBy": "My Company",

   "_links": {

     "self": {

       "href": ""





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