The Jobs tab allows to view information about and interact with backup and restore jobs.
It has the following subtabs:
- Unreferenced Data
- Purged Jobs
Every time a backup or restore job is run, information about the job is recorded. The History subtab shows then summary of the job information.
Information on the Jobs subtab is presented in the table format with the following default columns:
|Column name||Possible values||Description|
|Job ID||Unique identifier of the job|
The job finished successfully
|Completed with errors |
The job has finished and is usable, but might have a problem (e.g., a missing file because the agent could not read it)
|Failed Verification |
A completed job that was reimported or replicated and there was a problem detected with the job (e.g., a file was found to be corrupt)
|Error terminated or fatal error |
The job did not complete successfully and is not restorable
The backup was canceled, it is not complete, and cannot be restored
|Pending Replication |
Some of the job data has been replicated, but reassembling the entire job requires data from another job that has not yet finished replicating
|Pending delete |
Data from this job is required to be able to reassemble another job. When the other job has finished replicating and is complete, this job will be deleted
|Errors||Number of job errors|
|Archived||Checkmark indicates that a job has been archived 1|
|Client||Name of the client that the job belongs to|
|DR Image backup|
|Level||Backup job level|
|LiveBMR||Checkmark indicates that the job is a BareMetal backup and restore job|
|De-duped||Checkmark indicates that the job has been deduped, and that duplicate files have been removed|
|Started Date||Date and time when the jobs was started|
|Duration||Time that the job took to complete|
|Throughput||Average speed of the job. Job speed depends on multiple factors, including file sizes and network conditions|
|File Count||Number of files backed up or restored within the job|
|Read Bytes||Number of bytes read from the client disk|
|Saved Bytes||Number of bytes saved to the CFA|
|Restorable||Checkmark indicates that the job has restorable data. Jobs not imported may be restorable, but not yet browsable|
All special actions on the History subtab are available via
the toolbar on the top left, or
the context menu of a job
View message logs
To view the message log, i.e. the detailed summary of logs generated by a backup job, click Message Logs on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
View client properties
To view the properties of a client associated with a certain job, click Show Client Properties on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
This covers the following information:
- real-time status of the backed up files
- basic configuration
- advanced configuration
- storage utilization
- backup failures
Prevent automatic deletion of a job
By default, a backup job can be deleted automatically
- under the retention policy, or
- if the respective client is deleted/unregistered, and the CFA is configured to delete the orphaned jobs.
To prevent automatic deletion of a backup job in these cases, you can pin the job as follows:
Click Pin Job on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
In the Date Until Pinned combo box, set the date, by which the job will stay pinned.
In the Comments box, enter a comment, and then click OK.
Pinned jobs are indicated by a checkmark in the Pinned column. You can sort and/or filter the jobs by this status.
To unpin a job, click Unpin Job on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
To view or edit the details of a pinned job, click Pin Info on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
Browse and restore data
To browse and restore files and folders from the selected backup, click Browse and Restore on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
Restore all data from a backup
To restore all files from a backup job, click Restore on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
By default, files will be restored to their original paths. If you want to restore the files to a different location, specify a new path in the Relocate restored files to box.
If you want to restore the files to a different client, select the desired client in the Restore to client dropdown list.
Delete a job
To delete a job from the overall job list, click Delete on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.
View job properties
To view the properties of a job, click Properties on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job. This covers the following information:
- general job information
- deduplication statistics (if the job has been deduped)
- information about any backup failures (files that could not be backed up)
(Re)Import missing data
If you suspect that the selected backup missed the importing files, you can re-import them (import again and add to the backup).
For this click Advanced > (Re)Import on the toolbar, or (Re)Import in the context menu of the job.
To enable the CFA to automatically store only one copy of an unchanged file, if the same file has been previously backed up, click Advanced > Deduplicated on the toolbar, or Deduplicate in the context menu of the job.
The Retention subtab is where you would set the default retention policy for all newly created clients and newly registered VMs.
The Settings subtab allows to enable the global job setting management and define the management options.
|Enable Automatic Job Management||Enables the system to automatically delete jobs after their retention period expires. |
Retention periods are set on a per-client basis using the Clients > Edit subtab. (See Retention subtab)
|Automatically Delete Orphaned Jobs||Enables the system to automatically delete any jobs with deleted clients. This will cause all jobs that no longer have their associated clients to be deleted|
|Immediately Delete Erred Jobs||Enables the system to automatically delete any unsuccessful jobs. |
Erred jobs can be a source of hidden used space even if the job says
|Job Retention Policy||Select a job retention policy from the drop-down list. By default, jobs are automatically deleted if a job’s backup level has been selected for recycling, and the retention period for the backup level has expired. Job retention periods are set on the per-client basis. |
Select Preserve Single Job Set if you want the system to save an old job until a more recent full backup exists. The CFA will save the most recent full and all subsequent differentials and incrementals until a new full is successfully backed up
|Preform Retention Scan||When enabled, all clients will be backed up according to their schedules. |
When disabled, no schedules are used and only manual backups will be performed.
The CFA will scan for jobs outside of their retention policy every hour. However you can start one manually by selecting Right Now
Unreferenced Data subtab
The Unreferenced Data subtab lists the leftover data that should have been deleted after you deleted a job.
This data takes up the disk space and should be deleted.
Alternatively, you may try to re-import the unreferenced data and restore it to the job history list.
Purged Jobs subtab
The Purged Jobs subtab lists the jobs that have been deleted from the CFA.
Along with the general information about each job (same as on the History subtab), the Purged Jobs subtab allows to view when and why a job was deleted.
If the archive disk is formatted after the job was archived, the archive check will remain without the archive copy. In this event, a new archive of the job should be created. ↩