Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 reports

Article:HOWTO21781  |  Created: 2010-01-26  |  Updated: 2010-09-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21781
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Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 reports

Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use the Symantec Backup Exec reports effectively. For more information about the Backup Exec reports feature, see theBackup Exec 2010 Administrator's Guide.

Backup Exec includes 45 standard reports that show detailed information about your system. You can also create reports that contain information to meet the specific requirements of your organization.

Reports can be viewed and printed in the following formats:

  • PDF

  • HTML

  • XML

  • Microsoft Excel (XLS)

  • Comma Separated Value (CSV)

The following best practices can ensure smooth operations when you format or print Backup Exec reports:

  • To properly format Backup Exec reports, you must configure a default printer in Windows even if you don't intend to print reports.

  • To print reports in HTML, PDF, or Excel format, use the printer's landscape orientation.

  • To create complex custom reports, you need a working knowledge of SQL and detailed information on Backup Exec's report database schema.


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