Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Monitor Additional Jobs

The Backup Check - Backup & Recovery is automatically added when Backup & Recovery is enabled on a device.

As multiple backup plugins (data sources) may be added or removed on the device, we would suggest changing the Number of backup jobs to check for to reflect the plugins currently configured on the device. This will avoid false positives or negatives when making changes to the backup set on the device. For example, change the figure from 1 to 3 where the current backup is for Files and Folders then System State and Network Share are added.

To action these changes:

  1. Highlight the device in the north panel
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Select Backup Check - Backup & Recovery
  4. Then from Check
  5. Edit Check
  6. Enter the new Number of backup jobs to check for
  7. OK to save and apply

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.

  1. Highlight the device in the north panel
  2. Choose Edit Device from the right-click menu (or Server or Workstation drop-down)
  3. Change the DSC Run Time from the drop-down in the Check Frequency section
  4. OK to save and apply

Please note that the option to add additional jobs is not available for workstations or laptops using Backup & Recovery Documents.

Multilple Plugin (Data Source) Schedules, Multiple Backup Checks

When a backup job is added which runs on a different daily schedule to the existing Backup Check, we would suggest adding another Backup Check to reflect this schedule and monitor all of the backups that are scheduled to run on these days. This ensures that the correct number of jobs are monitored and avoids the potential false positives where the number

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.

Plugin (Data Source) 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 1 1 1 1
Exchange 1 1 1
Total 4 2 4 2 4 2 2
Which Backups (days) Number of backup jobs to check for
Backup Check 1 M_W_F__ 4
Backup Check 2 _T_T_SS 2

To add the additional Check from the Dashboard:

  1. Highlight the device in the north panel
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Add Check
  4. Add DSC Check
  5. Backup Check
  6. Select Backup & Recovery
  7. Configure the days to run under Which Backups
  8. Set the Number of backup jobs to check for
  9. OK to save and apply