Monitor Recovery Testing Devices in Console

From Main Dashboard

Users of all roles can view devices in the Console with Recovery Testing enabled. They appear as regular Backup Manager devices in the Device management module and can be filtered by:

  1. Click the Columns dropdown
  2. Search for and tick Recovery Testing
  3. Click Save
  4. Using the Select filter dropdown, filter by Recovery Testing
  5. In the new filter box for Recovery Testing, tick enabled

Your devices list will now show only devices where Recovery Testing is enabled.

From Recovery Testing Dashboard

From the Backup Management Console, you can view the dedicated Recovery Testing dashboard overview by selecting Recovery Testing > Overview from the vertical menu on the left hand side.

From this dashboard, you will see a specified set of columns detailing information relevant to Recovery Testing, including the data sources selected, the status, plan and recovery agent associated to the device, along with some other information.

The recovery agent is the location at which the recovery is processed and the Virtual Machine is created.

If no devices are assigned to Recovery Testing , the dashboard will display a message to advise, along with a button to add.

Searching and Filtering

Searching within the Recovery Testing Dashboard can be done by using the search box over to the right hand side of the page, just above the devices list.

In here, you can search by the following criteria:

  • Device Name
  • Customer Name
  • Recovery Agent

Three widgets can be maximized at the top of the page, which allow for further filtering:

Device recovery status

This widget allows you to filter the devices by recovery status:

  • Completed
  • Completed with errors
  • Failed
  • In process
  • No recovery

VDR checks are 1 day

This widget allows you to see the percentage of devices whose recovery check completed within the following day ranges:

  • < 1 day
  • < 7 days
  • < 14 days
  • < 28 days
  • No checks

Device restore time frame

From this widget, you can filter devices by the how recent restores are done by the following time frames:

  • < 10 minutes
  • < 30 minutes
  • < 1 hour
  • < 24 hours
  • >24 hours

Accessing device properties

As with any normal device, when you click on the devices name, you will see the Device Properties dialogue which will give you details of the backup device, including the backup and restore history for the device and any errors.

With the Recovery Testing feature, the Modification tab will display an entry to advise what plan is assigned to the device.

If no plan is assigned to the device, and the device is detected as compatible, you will see an option to add the device to plan.

View Recovery Testing results and check screenshots

To view statistics of the Recovery Testing and check the screenshots to ensure this has been successful, you can view this by following one of the below methods:

From Device Properties

  1. Click the device name to open Device Properties
  2. Navigate to the VDR Session Verification tab

From Main Dashboard

  1. Click the Columns dropdown
  2. Search for and tick:
    • Recovery testing
    • Virtual Disaster Recovery data session verification details (restore)
    • Virtual Disaster Recovery data timestamp of the latest completed session (restore)
  3. Click Save
  4. Using the Select filter dropdown, filter by Recovery Testing
  5. In the new filter box for Recovery Testing, tick enabled
  6. You will now see the three extra columns appear to the right hand side of the devices table
  7. Where a plan has been successful, you will see Verification result in the VDR Verification (restore) column, click this. This will take you in to the Device Properties dialogue, where you will now see a new tab; the VDR Session Verification tab.

From Recovery Testing Dashboard

  1. Log in to the Backup Management Console under a SuperUser account
  2. Navigate to Recovery Testing > Overview.
  3. Click View under the Screenshot column
  4. This will take you in to the Device Properties dialogue, where you will now see the VDR Session Verification tab.

VDR Session Verification

In the VDR Session Verification tab you will see the screenshot taken from the virtual machine during the boot phase of Recovery Testing.

In this tab, you will also see information on the device, such as system uptime, when the session was last recovered, services that were stopped in order to perform the recovery and system log information.

You can find full details on device statistics and what each tab is used for here.