How to view and export reports for Backup, Restore, and Vault jobs, as well as generate custom reports.

Backup Reports

Amanda automatically generates backup reports after the backup run is completed (or if it fails for some reason). This backup summary report shows statistics about the backup and summarizes any error, warning, or informational messages that were generated during the backup.

If the Amanda server is configured to send mail, reports can be automatically e-mailed after every backup run. See ZMC Backup How for email notification configuration.

The Report page is divided into two panels.

  • A page shows a calendar control from which you can select report dates, a dropdown from which the user can select the required backup set and a dropdown from which the user can choose the category.

  • A panel displays the report for the date selected on the calendar and a legend that explains the report icons.

You can select and navigate reports on each backup run using any of the following:

  • Browse buttons and timestamp links along the top of the report itself.

  • Backupset and Category fields can be selected from the dropdown provided along the right of the report.

  • You can pick a date off the calendar and click on FETCH REPORT.

All of these methods are described below.

Report Page

The Report page displays the progress and final status of previous backup runs of a given backup set. The user has to first navigate to the Reports section. The report home page is as shown below:

Backup Report Panel

The Report Summary panel on the right has the following navigational aids:

Date Browse Buttons

The date browse buttons allow you to conveniently move back and forth one day (using < or >) or one week (using << or >>) at a time.

Time Stamp links

If you select a date with multiple backup runs, timestamp links with status icons are displayed one by one. These links allow you to scroll the report display directly to that timestamp. The timestamped link within the report window shows the time at which the backup run was initiated along with a status icon.

DropDown Buttons

The User can fetch the Reports by selecting any dropdowns from ‘Select Backupset’ or ‘Select Category’. The category field has two options i.e., ‘Backup’(default) and ‘Vault’. The default backup set is the ‘All Backupsets’ and can even select the required backup set.

The Report page provides information about the dump summary, statistics, usage of tape, and notes and the respective screenshots are shown below.

The report is in format described in amreport(8) man page. The Compressed size is determined by (new size/original size * 100). Dump rate is the rate at which backups are transferred from the client to backup server. Tape rate is the rate at which backup images are written to the media.

Date and Legend Panel

The Summary Report page opens with the calendar set to the current month. Icons (described by the legend) identify the status of the backup (Success, Warning, Failure) as shown below.

Restore Reports

ZMC can provide information about all restore operations performed using the management console. To obtain a restore report, the user need to navigate to Reports section, then click on RESTORE REPORTS.

The user has the option to choose the backupset (default is All Backupsets).The Restore To column provides the date and time of restoration. If it is empty, the latest data was restored. The Original Host, Object Name defines the backups that were restored. The Target Host and Target Dir are the host and directories that the backups were restored too. The status and time taken for the restoration are also provided.

The user can click on specific row in order to check the logs for the Restore status. The below screenshot shows the logs for the Restore report.

Vault Reports

Initially User has to navigate to the Reports section. Then User has to select the required backup set and category (vault) from the dropdown. Then the required date can be selected from the calendar and finally the user should click on FETCH REPORT or can directly click on the view report of the respective vault set in the monitor page in order to obtain the Vault report.

Users can see the reports on the vault job for the backup set as shown below.

To see the full Report the User can scroll down report view section to view the complete report.

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