Veritas NetBackup™ OpsCenter Reporting Guide
- Reporting in OpsCenter
- About OpsCenter reports
- About managing reports in OpsCenter
- About managing My Reports
- About managing My Dashboard
- About managing reports folders in OpsCenter
- About managing report schedules in OpsCenter
- About managing time schedules in OpsCenter
- OpsCenter reports
- Report Templates in OpsCenter
- About Report Templates descriptions
- About Audit reports
- About Backup reports in OpsCenter
- Job Activity > Variance > Backup Duration Variance report
- Job Activity > Variance > Backup Job Size Variance report
- Job Browser > Tabular Backup Report
- Status & Success Rate > Status > Week At A Glance report
- Status & Success Rate > Status > Job Attempt Status Detail report
- About Catalog reports in OpsCenter
- About Chargeback reports in OpsCenter
- About Client reports in OpsCenter
- Risk Analysis > Client Coverage report
- Virtual Client Summary report
- Job Success by Client report
- BMR client configuration backup failures report
- About Cloud reports
- About Disk and Tape Device Activity reports in OpsCenter
- About Media reports in OpsCenter
- About Performance reports in OpsCenter
- About Policy reports in OpsCenter
- About Restore reports in OpsCenter
- About Storage Lifecycle Policy reports
- Limitations of SLP reports
- About Workload Analyzer reports in OpsCenter
- Custom reports in OpsCenter Analytics
- Creating a custom report in OpsCenter
- About Custom Report Wizard parameters
- Creating a custom report in OpsCenter
Deduplication > Deduplication Size Savings
Most NetBackup customers have either implemented some sort of deduplication or plan to in the near future. This is the current trend as customers try to get control of infrastructure and the amount of time backups take. Add to this the need for many customers to protect remote offices across smaller WAN links and deduplication becomes critical since only so much data can be pushed through a small pipe and many times there is no one at the remote site who is capable of managing hardware. In the data center, deduplication reporting helps to determine what the actual deduplication rate is occurring at each PureDisk storage unit. Reporting can be abstracted to view the protected size or stored size across all PureDisk environments or drilled down in to one specific area. Common file or data types can then be identified and matched with their ability to be deduplicated. The report below is a simple dedupe report created using a Media Server Deduplication Pool. It is a very basic report and shows how much data would have been backed up without deduplication enabled. In large environments this would show the number of GB or TB that is NOT being used due to deduplication. The other reports can contrast the dedupe data savings vs. the actual deduped information however in this very small test environment this report shows better information. OpsCenter and OpsCenter Analytics provide the ability to report on the various forms of deduplication available with NetBackup. It can provide reports that show things such as how much deduplication is being done at a remote site before the data hits the WAN pipe. Using the trending feature of Opscenter Analytics can also help to understand if the data is growing faster than the hardware or when the WAN bandwidth can be expected to max out. This allows the company to make educated decisions on when to add infrastructure proactively instead of waiting for things to fail. This report shows the total number of bytes that do not need to be backed up because of deduplication. There is no calculation or ratio in this number. It is the number of bytes (MB, GB, TB etc.) that have not changed since the last backup and therefore do not need to be backed up. This report shows only deduplication jobs. The default Report On parameter for this report is Master Server. This report is available in Historical, and Ranking views. The ranking report groups the total number of bytes saved per host being backed up to show the top five hosts in terms of deduplication savings.
The historical report shows the total number of bytes that do not need to be backed up because of deduplication. There is no calculation or ratio in this number. It is the number of bytes (MB, GB, TB etc.) that have not changed since the last backup and therefore do not need to be backed up. This report shows only deduplication jobs. The default Report On parameter for this report is Master Server
Figure: Deduplication Size Savings Report (Historical) shows a sample view of Deduplication Size Savings Report.
The ranking report shows the number of bytes that have not changed within the time frame and therefore do not have to be backed up due to deduplication. The report groups the total number of bytes saved per host being backed up to show the top five hosts in terms of deduplication savings. This report shows only deduplication jobs. The default Report On parameter for this report is Master Server.
Figure: Deduplication Size Savings Report (Ranking) shows a sample view of Deduplication Size Savings Report.
The following are the details that are associated with the Deduplication Size Savings report:
Deduplication Size Savings
Where to Locate
Report > Report Templates > Backup > Deduplication > Deduplication Size Savings.
Historical trending report showing savings in storage due to deduplication.
NetBackup, PureDisk, and their Appliances
Master Server, Client
Drill down report
Yes. Drill down reports can be viewed at following four levels depending on the selected parameter value. Level 1: Client Name, Level 2: Job Type, Level 3: Schedule/Level Type, Level 4: Policy Name
Can be scheduled
PDF, CSV, HTML, XML, TSV
You can edit the Deduplication Size Savings report to show or hide the columns that you are interested in. All the columns are shown by default. You can also filter the report to view reports of specific master servers. The following table shows the filters for Deduplication Size Savings report and how you can use these filters to view specific data in the report.
Select a view to show data for the selected view in the report. By default All My Views is selected.
Select one or more master servers to view data for the clients that are backed up by the selected master servers in the report. All master servers that are added to the OpsCenter console are shown in the Value drop-down list .
Select one or more media servers to view data for the selected media servers in the report. All media servers that are added to the OpsCenter console are shown in the Value dropdown list.
Select one or more clients to view data for the selected clients in the report. All clients that are protected by the master servers in the OpsCenter console are listed.
Select one or more client OS to view data for the selected client OS in the report.
Policy Data Classification Name
Select one or more policy names to view data for the selected policies.
Select one or more policy types to view data for the selected policy types.
Select one or more policy keyword to view data for the policies having the selected keyword.
Select one or more policy data classification names like Gold, Silver, Bronze etc. to view data for the policies having the selected data classiciation names.
Select one or more schedule or level types to view the data for the configured schedules.
Select one or more schedule names to view data for the selected schedule names.
Job Transport Type
Select one or more job types as Archive, Backup, or Restore to view data for the selected job types.
Select one or more backup products to view data for the selected products.
Select one or more transport types like FT, LAN, or Unknown to view data for the jobs that have the selected transport type.
Select one or more job status like Failed, Successful etc. to view data for the selected job status.
Example of filter usage: You may run the Duplication Size Savings report for a specific client to view details for the specific clients
The following report enhancements have been made for the Duplication Size Savings report:
Drill down reports for following four levels have been added.
Level 1: Client Name
Level 2: Job Type
Level 3: Schedule/Level Type
Level 4: Policy Name
The report now shows trendlines with customized average periods with option: Show trendline with moving average period of 3. The value can be 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, or 30. The default value is 3. Example: 3 displays a trendline that, at each interval, shows the average of the current data point and the two previous data points.
The unit Years has been added for Relative Timeframe selection. You can now view data for the last x years.
The option Next has been removed from the drop-down menu for Relative Timeframe. You now cannot enter a relative timeframe like Next 2 weeks. This is because the report does not support any futuristic data.
The following options have been removed from TimeFrameGroupBy selection:
Days of week Average
Days of week total
Hours of day Average
Hours of day Total
Month of year Average
Month of year total
Quarter of year Average
Quarter of year total
The following filter enhancements have been made for the Duplication Size Savings report:
New columns Job Status (Complete Only) and Job Status (Complete and Partial Only) are added to the Report On parameter.
UNKNOWN has been added as a value for Policy Type column in the Policy filter. You can now filter report data for policy types that are UNKNOWN.
Job types which are not applicable for this report are removed from the filter. The supported job types are Backup, Archive, Restore, Catalog Backup, Backup from Snapshot, Snapshot, Duplicate, and Replication.
The default selected value for Job Type column is changed to Backup.
The default unit for Y1 axis is now GB.
Value SAN is removed from the Job Transport Type filter.
Selecting Reporton Storage Unit name in OpsCenter does not result in any data for PureDisk because Storage Unit is not present in PureDisk .
The unit of data for Y axis/Y1 axis is one unit lower.