Risk Analysis > Client Risk Analysis report

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Risk Analysis > Client Risk Analysis report

This report identifies the backup clients that have gone without a successful backup for a specified period of time and hence are at risk from a restore standpoint or recoverability standpoint. The "specified period of time" is user- defined along with several other variables for filtering purposes. The report is interpreted as all client or policy combinations that have gone x hours, days, weeks, or months without a successful backup.

The level of granularity is at a client level or policy level and exposes the clients that have multiple backup policies where one of them may repeatedly fail. The primary use case is to show that all clients have been backed up as of the last x hours and all clients have a full backup not more than x days ago. The report also has an "Is Active" filter to include only those that are currently active as well as the capability to count partial successes as success and vice versa.

Figure: Client Risk Analysis report shows a sample view of the Client Risk Analysis report.

Figure: Client Risk Analysis report

Client Risk Analysis report

The following are details associated with the Client Risk Analysis Report:

Report Name

Client Risk Analysis Report

Report Category

Client Reports

Where to Locate

Report > Report Templates > Client Reports > Client Risk Analysis Report

Report Purpose

The report takes a look at all of the clients configured and determines if the client has had a full successful backup in the time frame specified. If not, it will be called out as a Risk so that action can be taken to get a successful full backup.

Supported products

NetBackup, NetBackup Appliance, Backup Exec, NetBackup PureDisk, EMC NetWorker, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

Applicable View

Master Server, Client

Report Display


Drill down report


Can be scheduled


Supported export formats


Mapping with VBR report

Backups > Risk Analysis > Client Risk Analysis

The following table shows the filters for Client Risk Analysis report and how you can use these filters to view specific data in the report.






Select a view to show data for the selected view in the report. By default All My Views is selected.

Master Server

Master Server

Select one or more master servers to view data for the selected master servers in the report. All master servers that are added to the OpsCenter console are shown in the Value dropdown list.


Client is Active

The default selection is Yes. By default, active clients are displayed in the report. Hence the clients that are not actively backed up are omitted by default. Select No if you want to view the report for all the clients.


Schedule/Level Type

Select one or more schedule types like Full, Incremental etc. to view data for the selected schedule types.


Job Status

Select a Job Status like Successful or Partially Successful or both to view data for the selected job status in the report.

Example of filter usage: Run the Client Risk Analysis report to include all clients (both active and non-active) by selecting Client is Active as No.

The following enhancements have been made in the Client Risk Analysis report:

  • The unit Years has been added for Relative Timeframe selection. You can now view data for the last x years.

  • The option Next has been removed from the drop-down menu for Relative Timeframe. You now cannot enter a relative timeframe like Next 2 weeks.

  • Earlier there was a Host filter with Host is Active column. The Host filter has been removed. The Host is Active column is now renamed as Client is Active column and exists under the Client filter. The default value of Client is Active column is Yes.

  • The default value of Job Status column under Job filter has been changed to Successful.

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