Backup Check

The Backup Check queries the device on the selected days to determine the status of the backup, ensuring that in the event of any problems on the clientÂ’s server there is a backup to restore from. The Check looks back over the previous 24 hours and failures where any problems were detected, generating an Alert.

Dashboard Check configuration

Add

  1. Select the device in the north pane of the Dashboard
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Click Add Check
  4. Choose Add DSC Check > Backup Check
  5. Select the Antivirus solution in the Select the backup products and configure the Which Backups? for the Check.

  6. Click OK to save and apply

Edit

  1. Select the device in the north pane of the Dashboard
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Select the target Backup Check
  4. From the Check drop-down
  5. Click Edit Check (also available from the Check's right-click menu)
  6. Configure the settings
  7. Click OK to save and apply

Delete

  1. Select the device in the north pane of the Dashboard
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Select the target Backup Check
  4. From the Check drop-down
  5. Click Delete Check (also available from the Check's right-click menu)
  6. Enter the password you have logged into the Dashboard under to confirm removal
  7. Click OK to delete

Which Backups?

Designate the days you wish the Backup Check to run in Which Backups. Note: ticking Monday will check that Monday evening's backup has successfully completed so the check results will be displayed in Tuesday Daily Safety Check.

Day Configured in Agent

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Daily Safety Check runs on

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Configure the Number of backup jobs to check for, this is the minimum number of jobs that are scheduled to run over the monitoring period, where this minimum figure is not met the check will fail regardless of whether discovered backups were successful.*

Depending on the backup solution there may be the option to record backups that completed with exceptions or incomplete - for example if the backup completes but files are still open - as successful or unsuccessful at your option. Simply toggle the show complete with exceptions as successful (or equivalent) box.

When making changes to the backup on the device, for example running additional jobs, please ensure the number of jobs included in the Backup Check are increased to take account of the new backup set.

Where a change to the backup schedule has occurred it may be necessary to alter when the Daily Safety Check runs to ensure this is after the backup completes.

This can be configured in the Advanced Monitoring Agent itself or on the Dashboard Edit Device dialog which can be accessed by double or right-clicking on the device in the north pane, from the Edit menu or Server or Workstation drop-down. In the Check Frequency section select the DSC Run Time from the drop-down.

Where a backup job is created which runs on different days to the existing Check, we would suggest adding another Backup Check to retrieve this information on the required days, altering the current check to take account of the number of jobs to look for.

For example if Files and Folders and System State backups both run MTWTFSS and backups for SQL and Exchange are added which run on M_W_F__  we would suggest using two Checks.

Backup Plugin

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Files and Folders

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

System State

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

SQL

1

1

1

Exchange

1

1

1


One which looks for four jobs on M_W_F__  the other searching for two jobs on _T_T_SS

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