V11 SP8

Getting a List of Backup Sets (qlist backupset)

You can use the qlist backupset command to get a list of backup sets for a specified virtualization client and VMware instance that is used with the Virtual Server Agent.

Before You Begin

  • Log in to the CommServe host using the qlogin command.

Reference Information


This command lists the names of all the backup sets in the specified client and agent. If the agent supports instances above the backup set level, then only the backup sets under the specified instance are listed. Whenever more than one backup set is found, each backup set is listed in its own line on the command prompt. No message is displayed whenever backup sets are not found.

In case of an error, an error code and description are displayed as: "backupset: Error errorcode: errordescription"


qlist backupset -c client -a dataagenttype -i instance [-tf tokenfile][-tk token] [-h]


-c Client computer name
-a Agent type installed on client computer (see Argument Values - Agent Types)
-i Instance name, required for certain agents
-tf Reads token from a file
-tk Token string
-h Displays help


Possible exit status values are:

0 - Successful completion.

1 - CLI usage failures, due to the use of an unsupported option or missing argument.

2 - Any other failure.


List all the Backup sets in the client client1, agent MyDataAgent.

qlist backupset -c client1 -a MyDataAgent

The output for the qlist backupset command is: