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View detailed information about a backup

To view a detailed information about a backup, run the following command:

$ pbm describe-backup <backup-name>

The output provides the backup name, type, status, size and the information about the cluster topology it was taken in. For selective backups, it also shows the namespaces that were backed up.

Output
name: "2022-08-17T10:49:03Z"
type: logical
last_write_ts: 1662039300,2
last_transition_ts: "1662039304"
namespaces:
- Invoices.*
mongodb_version: 5.0.10-9
pbm_version: 2.0.0
status: done
size: 10234670
error: ""
replsets:
- name: rs1
  status: done
  iscs: false
  last_write_ts: 1662039300,2
  last_transition_ts: "1662039304"
  error: ""

Version added: 2.3.0

You can view the list of collections included in the logical or selective backup. This simplifies troubleshooting as it helps identify the backup contents for environments where databases are frequently created or dropped.

To view the backup contents, use the --with-collections flag:

$ pbm describe-backup <backup-name> --with-collections
Output
name: "2023-09-14T14:44:33Z"
opid: 65031c51e6a16fa0e3deeb5f
type: logical
last_write_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:39Z"
last_transition_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:57Z"
mongodb_version: 6.0.9-7
fcv: "6.0"
pbm_version: 2.2.1
status: done
size_h: 89.3 KiB
replsets:
- name: rs0
  status: done
  node: rs00:30000
  last_write_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:38Z"
  last_transition_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:56Z"
  collections:
  - admin.pbmRRoles
  - admin.pbmRUsers
  - admin.system.roles
  - admin.system.users
  - admin.system.version
  - db0.c0
  - db0.c1
  - db1.c0
- name: rs1
  status: done
  node: rs10:30100
  last_write_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:38Z"
  last_transition_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:49Z"
  collections:
  - admin.pbmRRoles
  - admin.pbmRUsers
  - admin.system.roles
  - admin.system.users
  - admin.system.version
  - db0.c0
  - db1.c0
  - db1.c1
- name: cfg
  status: done
  node: cfg0:27000
  last_write_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:39Z"
  last_transition_time: "2023-09-14T14:44:42Z"
  configsvr: true
  collections:
  - admin.pbmAgents
  - admin.pbmBackups
  - admin.pbmCmd
  - admin.pbmConfig
  - admin.pbmLock
  - admin.pbmLockOp
  - admin.pbmLog
  - admin.pbmOpLog
  - admin.pbmPITRChunks
  - admin.pbmRRoles
  - admin.pbmRUsers
  - admin.system.roles
  - admin.system.users
  - admin.system.version
  - config.chunks
  - config.collections
  - config.databases
  - config.settings
  - config.shards
  - config.tags
  - config.version

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Last update: December 4, 2023
Created: December 4, 2023