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

About Storage Lifecycle Policy reports

This section describes the Storage Lifecycle policy reports that provide information about the NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLP's)and NetBackup Auto Image Replication (AIR). It also inludes detailed information on SLP sizes, progress, and backlog per Master.

The Storage Lifecycle Policy reports in OpsCenter help you gain an end-to-end visibility across destinations in a storage lifecycle policy. With the Auto Image Replication functionality, you can replicate images from one NetBackup domain to another NetBackup domain. You can specify a different master server as a storage destination in an SLP. The SLP reports in OpsCenter show an end-to-end view of the SLP process that includes backup to import of duplicated image into different NetBackup domains. The SLP reports help you to verify if each step in the SLP is executed and identify the possible bottlenecks.

The Storage Lifecycle Policy reports in OpsCenter help you find answers to the following questions:

  • Is the SLP performing according to schedule?

  • Have the 2nd, 3rd… Copies been made? Does the original image still exist?

  • Am I at a risk of data loss? A copy at a certain phase is about to expire and the subsequent phase's copy has not been made.

  • What is my backlog? Is it getting steadily worse?

Review the following points about SLP reports:

  • The SLP reports are applicable only to NetBackup.

  • The SLP reports can be run only for 7.1 or higher master servers. If you upgrade from 7.0 (or 7.0.1) to a 7.1 master server, the SLP reports also show the images for 7.0 or 7.0.1 master servers.

    If you upgrade NetBackup from 7.0 or 7.0.1 to 7.1 and the SLP definition contains multiple backup operations, then the first copy is marked as "Backup" and the remaining are marked as "Duplication". For example, if you created an SLP that contains four destinations where two destinations are for backup and two are for duplication, then image copy data marks the first copy as Backup and remaining for Duplication.

  • The data that is shown in the SLP reports is collected from the NetBackup catalog and the SLP worklist by NBSL. Once the initial data collection is complete, the updated data is collected from the NetBackup catalog in every 15 minutes and from the SLP worklist in every 10 minutes. The SLP worklist is located in the EMM and contains metadata like how many copies need to be created, where they need to be created, when they are completed etc.

    The data that is displayed in the SLP reports is based on the image data that exists in the SLP worklist and the NetBackup catalog.

  • The effects of deduplication, compression, or optimized deduplication on image or copy size are not considered in the SLP reports.

  • By default, data for SLP reports is purged from the OpsCenter database after 90 days. You can also customize the purge interval for SLP images from Settings > Configuration > Data Purge.

  • In general, the copy data in the SLP reports (like Copies Completed column) is based on the data that is collected from the SLP worklist. EMM creates the SLP worklist once a backup is complete. OpsCenter collects this data in every 10 minutes and shows it in the SLP reports. Depending on when the SLP worklist is created and also the OpsCenter data collection cycle, the OpsCenter reports show details for the copy data.

  • The timeframe filter for all SLP reports is based on the time when the primary backup image (and not an image copy) was created. For example, if you view the SLP Status by Image Copy report between 7'th May 1:00 P.M. to 8'th May 1:00 P.M., then the copies that got created for an SLP after 8'th May 1:00 P.M. may be displayed. These copies may be displayed as the timeframe filter is based on the time when the primary backup image was created and not on the copy creation time.

  • SLP reports do not consider non-SLP based duplications.

  • Creating custom reports for SLP's is not supported.

The following are two high-level SLP reports:

SLP Status report

See SLP Status report.

SLP Backlog report

See SLP Backlog report.

Before using the SLP reports, you must understand the SLP and Auto Image Replication concepts in NetBackup.

See About SLP and Auto Image Replication.