Introduction

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

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
Status   Job status
  Successfully Completed
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)
  Fatal Error
The job did not complete successfully and is not restorable
  Canceled
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 archived1
Client   Name of the client that the job belongs to
Type   Job type
  BMR backup
  DR Image backup
  File and folder backup
  Hyper-V VM backup
  VMware VM backup
  Restore
Level   Backup job level
  Full backup
  Synthetic full
  Differential backup
  Incremental backup
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
Compression   Compression factor
Restorable   Checkmark indicates that the job has restorable data. Jobs not imported may be restorable, but not yet browsable

Special actions

All special actions on the History subtab are available via

  • the toolbar on the top left, or

  • the context menu of a job

Note

Each entry on the History subtab has a checkbox on the left side of the screen. If you check the checkboxes for one or more entries, the actions that you select on the tollbar will, if possible, apply to all selected entries.

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:

  1. Click Pin Job on the toolbar or in the context menu of the job.

  2. In the Date Until Pinned combo box, set the date, by which the job will stay pinned.

  3. 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.

Deduplicate data

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 > Deduplicate on the toolbar, or Deduplicate in the context menu of the job.

Note

In order to deduplicate backup jobs, you must enable deduplication on the client, to which the job pertains.
  1. 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.