Changing how a computer reports backup status

Article:HOWTO13697  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13697
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Changing how a computer reports backup status

You can change how Backup Exec System Recovery Manager reports the status of a particular drive on a client computer.

For example, if drive D contains unimportant data and you have chosen not to include it in a backup job, the backup status on the Home page reports that the computer is at risk. You can configure Backup Exec System Recovery Manager to ignore drive D so that it does not calculate the status of drive D in the Status panel on the Home page. Or, you can specify that only errors, such as missed or failed backups, are included in the status report.

Note:
The backup status of each drive on a computer is reported throughout the software, wherever the drive is listed. When you customize status reporting for a drive, the status is reflected anywhere that the drive is listed in Backup Exec System Recovery Manager.

You should first determine how important the data is on a particular drive before deciding on the level of status reporting to assign to it.

Viewing the backup status of a computer

To change how a computer reports backup status

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

  2. Select a computer in the table.

  3. On the Tasks menu, click Backup Status.

  4. Click Drive Status.

  5. Select one or more drives.

  6. Click Status Reporting.

  7. Click the status reporting level that you want for the selected drives.

    Full status reporting

    Shows the current status of the selected drives on the Home and Status pages. Click this option if the data is critical.

    Errors only status reporting

    Shows the current status of the selected drives only when errors occur. Click this option if the data is important, but you only want the status to report errors when they occur.

    No status reporting

    Does not show any status for the selected drives. Click this option if the data is unimportant and missed or failed backups do not need to be reported.


  8. Click OK.


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