Veritas NetBackup™ OpsCenter Reporting Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2, 8.1.2)
  1. Reporting in OpsCenter
    1. About OpsCenter reports
      1.  
        OpsCenter reporting user interface
      2.  
        Report creation wizards in OpsCenter
      3.  
        Reports > Report Templates
      4.  
        About custom reports in OpsCenter Analytics
      5.  
        About custom SQL query in OpsCenter Analytics
      6.  
        About supporting OpsCenter custom reports and custom SQL queries
    2. About managing reports in OpsCenter
      1.  
        Save report and email report dialog boxes
      2.  
        Saving an OpsCenter report
      3.  
        Exporting an OpsCenter report
      4.  
        File formats available in OpsCenter
      5.  
        Emailing a report in OpsCenter
      6.  
        Configuring number of rows in a tabular report for email or export
      7.  
        Adding email recipients to an OpsCenter report mailing
      8.  
        Add email recipients dialog box options
    3. About managing My Reports
      1.  
        Creating a report using the My Reports tab
      2.  
        Deleting a saved report using the My Reports tab
      3.  
        Viewing a saved report using the My Reports tab
      4.  
        Editing a saved report using the My Reports tab
      5.  
        Exporting a saved report
      6.  
        Emailing a saved report
    4. About managing My Dashboard
      1.  
        Reports > My Dashboard options
      2.  
        Adding reports to a dashboard
      3.  
        Modifying a dashboard section
      4.  
        Deleting a dashboard section
      5.  
        Emailing dashboard sections
      6.  
        Refreshing My Dashboard
    5. About managing reports folders in OpsCenter
      1.  
        Reports > Manage Folders options
      2.  
        Adding a reports folder in OpsCenter
      3.  
        Editing a reports folder in OpsCenter
      4.  
        Deleting reports folders in OpsCenter
      5.  
        Deleting reports from a folder in OpsCenter
    6. About managing report schedules in OpsCenter
      1.  
        Reports > Schedules options
      2.  
        Viewing report schedule details in OpsCenter
      3.  
        Using report schedules in OpsCenter
      4.  
        Report Schedule Wizard
      5.  
        Creating a report schedule in OpsCenter
      6.  
        Editing a report schedule in OpsCenter
      7.  
        Deleting a report schedule in OpsCenter
      8.  
        Enabling or disabling a report schedule
    7. About managing time schedules in OpsCenter
      1.  
        Reports > Schedules > Create or Edit Time Schedule options
      2.  
        Viewing time schedule details
      3.  
        Creating a time schedule
      4.  
        Editing a time schedule
      5.  
        Deleting a time schedule
  2. OpsCenter reports
    1. Report Templates in OpsCenter
      1.  
        About report filters in OpsCenter
      2.  
        Creating an OpsCenter report using a Report Template
      3. Using report formats
        1. About report formats
          1.  
            About viewing data in a graphical report
    2. About Report Templates descriptions
      1. About Audit reports
        1.  
          Audit Reports > Audit Trails Report
      2. About Backup reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Deduplication > Deduplication Rates by Master Server
        2.  
          Deduplication > Deduplication Rates by Policy Type
        3.  
          Deduplication > Deduplication Size Factor
        4.  
          Deduplication > Pre vs. Post Deduplication Size report
        5.  
          Deduplication > Deduplication Size Savings
        6.  
          Variance > Throughput Variance
        7.  
          Job Activity > Variance > File Count Variance report
        8. Job Activity > Variance > Backup Duration Variance report
          1.  
            About client jobs for selected time frame report
        9. Job Activity > Variance > Backup Job Size Variance report
          1.  
            Client backup jobs
        10.  
          Job Activity > Backup Window > Job Count report
        11.  
          Job Activity > Backup Window > Job Size report
        12.  
          Job Activity > Backup Window > File Count report
        13.  
          Job Activity > Job Count
        14.  
          Job Activity > Job Size
        15.  
          Job Activity > Client Count
        16.  
          Job Activity > Job Duration
        17.  
          Job Activity > File Count
        18. Job Browser > Tabular Backup Report
          1.  
            Skip File Details
        19.  
          Planning Activity > Capacity Planning > Forecasted Size report
        20.  
          Planning Activity > Capacity Planning > Historical Size report
        21.  
          Planning Activity > Forecast > Job Count report
        22.  
          Planning Activity > Forecast > Job Size
        23.  
          Planning Activity > Scheduled Job > Scheduled Job report
        24.  
          Changing the Planning Activity > Scheduled Job > Scheduled Job report parameters
        25.  
          Planning Activity > Scheduled Job > Job Count Scheduled Vs Actual report
        26.  
          Excluding manual jobs from the actual jobs in the Job Count Scheduled Vs Actual report
        27.  
          Planning Activity > Scheduled Job > Job Count within Backup Window report
        28.  
          Planning Activity > Scheduled Jobs > Job Details Scheduled Vs Actual report
        29.  
          Modifying the Planning Activity > Scheduled Jobs > Job Details Scheduled Vs Actual report
        30.  
          Planning Activity > Scheduled Job > All Jobs report
        31.  
          Planning Activity > Stored Backup Images > Valid Backup Images report
        32.  
          Planning Activity > Stored Backup Images > Duplicate Copies report
        33.  
          Planning Activity > Stored Backup Images > Stored Backup Images > Stored Backup Images on Media
        34.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Failed Job Count report
        35.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Partially Successful Job Count report
        36.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Successful Job Count report
        37.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > All Failed Backups report
        38.  
          Status > Consecutive Failures
        39. Status & Success Rate > Status > Week At A Glance report
          1.  
            Week at a Glance Detail report
        40.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Backup Window Failures report
        41.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Partially Successful Job Details report
        42.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Skipped Files Summary report
        43. Status & Success Rate > Status > Job Attempt Status Detail report
          1.  
            Job details by attempt status
        44.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Job Details report
        45.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Job Summary by Status report
        46.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Job Status > Historical report
        47.  
          Status & Success Rate > Status > Job Status > Distribution report
        48.  
          Status & Success Rate > Success Rate > Success Rate - All Jobs report
        49.  
          Status & Success Rate > Success Rate > Advanced Success Rate report
        50.  
          Status & Success Rate > Success Rate > Success Rate - All Attempts report
        51.  
          Status & Success Rate > Success Rate > Success Rate - First Attempt report
        52.  
          Status & Success Rate > Success Rate > Success Rate - Line report
      3. About Catalog reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Cold catalog backup report
      4. About Chargeback reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Deduplication Chargeback report
        2.  
          Cost Tabular report
        3.  
          Backup Chargeback report
      5. About Client reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Risk Analysis > Client Risk Analysis report
        2. Risk Analysis > Client Coverage report
          1.  
            About CSV formats
          2.  
            About comparison of clients listed in CSV and OpsCenter
        3.  
          Risk Analysis > Recovery Point Objective report
        4.  
          Clients Not Backed up report
        5. Virtual Client Summary report
          1.  
            Virtual Client Job Details
        6. Job Success by Client report
          1.  
            Job Details by Client
        7.  
          Job Success by Client (Tabular) report
        8.  
          Client summary dashboard report
        9. BMR client configuration backup failures report
          1.  
            Jobs by application report
        10.  
          SAN client jobs report
      6. About Cloud reports
        1.  
          Job Success Rate report
        2.  
          Data Expiring in Future
        3.  
          Cloud Metering
        4.  
          Average Data Transfer Rate
        5.  
          Cloud Metering Chargeback
      7. About Disk and Tape Device Activity reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Disk and Tape Device Activity > Current Disk Pool Usage Report
        2.  
          NetBackup Disk Pool Capacity report
        3.  
          NetBackup Disk Pool Size vs. Percentage Full report
        4.  
          Library Summary report
        5.  
          Library Capacity Forecast report
        6.  
          Disk and Tape Device Activity > Tape Drive Throughput
        7.  
          Disk and Tape Device Activity > Tape Drive Utilization Report
        8.  
          Disk Usage report
        9.  
          Storage Unit Usage report
      8. About Media reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Media Reports > Media State
        2.  
          Available Media report
        3.  
          Drives in Use report
        4.  
          Full Media Capacity report
        5.  
          Media Summary by Media Server report
        6.  
          Media Reports > Media Utilization
        7.  
          Tape Count report
        8.  
          Tapes Expiring in Future report
        9.  
          Tapes Expiring Now report
        10.  
          Vault Media Usage report
        11.  
          Media Reports > Media Expiration Schedule
      9. About Performance reports in OpsCenter
        1. Master Server Job Throughput report
          1.  
            Total Jobs of a Server report
          2.  
            Successful Jobs of a Server
        2.  
          Media Server Job Throughput report
        3.  
          NetBackup SAN Client Performance report
      10. About Policy reports in OpsCenter
        1. Top 10 Policies Using Most Server Space report
          1.  
            Job Details for Policy
        2.  
          Job Success Rate by Policy Type report
        3.  
          Policy Change report
        4. Policy Summary Dashboard report
          1.  
            Total Jobs for Policy
          2.  
            Successful Jobs for Policy
          3.  
            Partial Jobs for Policy report
          4.  
            Failed Jobs for Policy
      11. About Restore reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Restore > Restore Job Attempt Summary by Job Count
        2.  
          Restore > Restore Job Attempt Summary by Volume Restored
        3.  
          Restore > Restore Job Details
        4.  
          Client Restore report
      12. About Storage Lifecycle Policy reports
        1.  
          About SLP and Auto Image Replication
        2.  
          SLP Status report
        3.  
          SLP Backlog report
        4.  
          SLP Status by SLP report
        5.  
          SLP Status by Client report
        6.  
          SLP Status by Image report
        7.  
          SLP Status by Image Copy report
        8.  
          SLP Status by Destinations report
        9.  
          SLP Duplication Progress report
        10. Limitations of SLP reports
          1.  
            About storage lifecycle policy retention
          2.  
            About data collection from EMM
          3. SLP reporting limitations
            1.  
              Issues associated with initial data collection
            2.  
              Issues associated with periodic data collection
            3.  
              Known Issues with SLP reports
      13. About Workload Analyzer reports in OpsCenter
        1.  
          Workload Analyzer report
        2.  
          Workload Analyzer subreports: Job Count, Size, Queue, and Throughput
        3.  
          Workload Analyzer report template options
        4.  
          Generating a Workload Analyzer report
        5.  
          About exporting and emailing the Workload Analyzer report
  3. Custom reports in OpsCenter Analytics
    1. Creating a custom report in OpsCenter
      1. About Custom Report Wizard parameters
        1.  
          Configuring timeframe parameters
        2.  
          Selecting and using filter parameters
        3. About display options
          1.  
            About Historical view display options
          2.  
            About Ranking chart display options
          3.  
            About Distribution chart display options
          4.  
            About Tabular display options
          5.  
            Defining report conditions
    2.  
      Creating an OpsCenter report using SQL query

Job Browser > Tabular Backup Report

This section provides the reports on NetBackup job activity similar to the NetBackup Activity Monitor.

You can view a detailed listing of all the backup activity performed for the specified timeframe. The default timeframe is last two weeks. This report lets you view the status for multiple job attempts (from Job Attempt Count and Status Code columns). This report also lets you know the time it takes for backup or restore operations to complete (from the Job Duration column). It thus helps you to quickly identify details about the backup or restore jobs that take the maximum time.

You can also drill down from the Job Primary ID column in the report to know the skip file details that are associated with the job. Only some jobs may have skipped files associated with them. For jobs that do not have any skipped files, the drill-down report is either blank or shows hyphens.

Figure: Tabular Backup Report shows a sample view of the Tabular Backup Report.

Figure: Tabular Backup Report

Tabular Backup Report

The following are details associated with the Tabular Backup Report:

Report Name

Tabular Backup Report

Report Category

Backup

Where to Locate

Report > Report Templates > Backup > Job Browser > Tabular Backup Report

Report Purpose

Customizable tabular report of all backup data (size, start time, status code etc.) by client.

Supported products

NetBackup, NetBackup Appliance, Backup Exec, NetBackup PureDisk

Applicable View

Master Server, Client

Report Display

Tabular

Drill down report

Skip File Details

See Skip File Details.

Can be scheduled

Yes

Supported export formats

CSV, HTML, PDF, XML, TSV

Mapping with VBR report

Backups > Job Browser > Scheduled Jobs > Tabular Backup Report

You can edit the Tabular Backup 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 show activity for a limited sample set, such as one or more policies, master servers, clients, views, product types, job status etc.

The following table shows the filters for Tabular Backup report and how you can use these filters to view specific data in the report.

Filter

Column

Description

View

 

Select a view to show data for the selected view in the report. By default All My Views is selected.

Master Server

Master Server

Select one or more master servers to view data for 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 .

Media server

Media server

Select one or more media servers to view data for the specific media servers in the report. All media servers that are attached to the master servers in the OpsCenter console are shown in the Value drop-down list ..

Client

Client Name

Client OS

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

Policy Data Classification Name

Policy Keyword

Policy Name

Policy Type

Select one or more policy data classification names like Gold, Silver, Bronze etc. to view data for the policies having the selected data classification names.

Select one or more policy keyword to view data for the policies having the selected keyword.

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.

Schedule

Schedule/Level Type

Schedule Name

Select one or more schedule types like CINC, Copy, Daily etc. to view data for the selected schedule types.

Select one or more schedule names to view data for the selected schedule names.

Job

Job Status

Job Transport Type

Product Type

Select one or more Job Status like Failed, Missed, Partially Successful etc. to view data for the selected job status in the report.

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 products like Backup Exec to view data for the selected products.

Example of filter usage: You may run the Tabular Backup report for a specific master server to view backup details only for the selected master server. The sample report view that is shown above shows data for a specific master server.

Report Enhancements

The following report enhancements have been made:

  • Each Job primary ID is now a link. You can drill down from the Job Primary ID column to know the skipped file details for a job.

  • The report now displays the seconds in Job End Time, Job Start Time, and Expiration Time columns like 9:40:37 A.M. Earlier the report used to display the time in hours and minutes only like 9:40 A.M.

  • The report now shows data for all your views by default. All My Views is the default view when you edit the report.

  • Fixed issues of data correctness and parity with VBR.

Additional Columns

The following additional columns are shown in the report. These columns are not displayed by default on the report. You need to edit the report to manually add these columns and rerun the report.

  • Attempt Status

    This column lets you know the status of the attempt; whether it was successful or failed.

  • Product

    This column shows the product that is associated with the job like NetBackup, NetBackup Master Appliance.

  • Job Directory

    Path that is backed up by a job.

  • Policy Keyword

    Policy keyword that is associated with the job

  • Storage Unit Name

    Name of the storage unit that is associated with the job

  • Attempt Start Time

    Shows the start date and time for the specific job attempt. A job may require multiple attempts or retries due to resources not being available etc. Ensure that the report always shows the Attempt Start Time column. In case you remove Attempt Start Time column, the report may show duplicate records.

Filter Enhancements

The following filter enhancements are listed:

  • The unit Years has been added for Relative Timeframe selection. You can now view data for the last x years. You can also see the Years tab on top-right corner of the Tabular Backup Report.

  • 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.

  • The following columns have been removed for the Job filter:

    • Agent Server

    • Job State

  • 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. In earlier versions of OpsCenter the unknown policy types were shown as blank. Now all static columns like job type, schedule type, policy type, etc. are shown as unknown like in VBR.

  • Job Transport Type column has been added to the Job filter. For example, you can view report data for jobs for which the Job transport type is FT or LAN.