Viewing the properties of a computer

Article:HOWTO13689  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13689
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Viewing the properties of a computer

Computer properties are details about a selected client computer that you manage. Property details including the following:

  • Drives that are on the computer

  • A backup history of the computer

  • An event log that identifies errors, information, and warnings

  • Backups that are currently assigned to the computer

  • Computers that are assigned to groups

See Refreshing client computer information in the console.

To view the properties of a computer

  1. On the Manage page, in the right pane, click the Computers tab.

  2. Select a computer name in the table.

  3. Do one of the following:.

    • On the Tasks menu, click Properties.

    • Double-click the computer name.

  4. In the left pane, click the name of the property that you want to view.

    Drives

    View specific information about the computer's hard drive (like the file system that is used and storage capacity), the storage location for recovery points, and when the last recovery point occurred.

    In the Drives window, in the Last Backup column, notice that any unprotected drives (that is, any drives that have not yet had a backup job run on them) are blank. Each drive's protection status is also displayed in the Status column.

    Backup History

    View the backup history of a computer and general status information, such as the recovery point type, size, and destination.

    You can also view a chronological history of all of the recovery points that are taken of selected drives (even if the recovery point has been deleted from the storage location).

    The picture icon next to each drive letter gives you a quick visual indication about the type of recovery point that is created (a recovery point set, or an independent recovery point).

    Deleting recovery points within a set

    Events

    View information, errors, or warnings for the selected computer.

    You can also use the Windows Event Viewer on the client computer to view events from the application logs.

    Backup Jobs

    View the backup jobs that are currently assigned to the selected computer.

    In the right pane, use the Filter bar above the table to refine the view.

    Conversion Jobs

    View the convert to virtual disk job that are currently assigned to the selected computer.

    In the right pane, use the Filter bar above the table to refine the view.

    Groups

    View the computers that are currently assigned to the selected group.

    In the right pane, use the Filter bar above the table to refine the view.

    License

    View Backup Exec System Recovery licensing details for the selected computer.


  5. Click Close.


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