Customizing the status reporting of a drive (or file and folder backups)

Article:HOWTO21360  |  Created: 2009-01-29  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21360
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Customizing the status reporting of a drive (or file and folder backups)

You can configure how Backup Exec System Recovery reports the status of a particular drive (or all file and folder backups).

For example, if drive D contains unimportant data and you have chosen not to include it in a drive-based backup, the status on the Home page continues to report that your computer is at risk. You can configure Backup Exec System Recovery to ignore drive D so that it does not calculate the status of drive D in the Backup Status panel on the Home page.

Or, you can specify that only errors, such as missed or failed backups, are to be figured in to the status report.

Note:
The backup status of each drive is reported throughout the product, 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.

You should first determine how important the data is on a particular drive (or the data you have included in a file and folder backup) before deciding on the level of status reporting to assign to it.

To customize the status reporting of a drive (or file and folder backups)

  1. On the Status page, click a drive (or File and folders) to select it.

    You can also click Customize status reporting from the Home page.

  2. Click Customize status reporting.

  3. Select one of the following options:

    Full status reporting

    Shows the current status of the selected drive or file and folder backups on the Home and Status pages.

    Select this option if the data is critical.

    Errors only status reporting

    Shows the current status of the selected drive or file and folder backups only when errors occur.

    Select this option if the data is important, but you only want the status to report errors, whenever they occur.

    No status reporting

    Does not show any status for the selected drive or file and folder backups.

    Select this option if the data is unimportant and missed or failed backups do not need to be reported.


     
  4. Click OK.


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