Risk Analysis > Recovery Point Objective report

Article:HOWTO71574  |  Created: 2012-02-08  |  Updated: 2012-02-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO71574
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Risk Analysis > Recovery Point Objective report

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) have emerged as generally accepted metrics for client recoverability. This report ranks all clients by the amount of time that is elapsed since their last successful backup. The report shows how long it has been since each system has had a successful backup and therefore would have difficulty meeting a Recovery Point. In larger environments being able to run this report on a weekly basis will quickly show where there is risk due to systems that have not been backed up in a pre-determined amount of time.

In contrast to the Client Risk Analysis report, the level of granularity is the client level and thus clients with multiple backup policies are represented by the policy with most recent success. It is recommended that this report not be used for multi-policy clients. The client "IsActive" filter allows for those hosts that are not actively being backed up to be omitted. The elapsed time in the report is always between now and the last successful backup. The report is effective in its graphical rankings format placing the clients with longest elapsed time at the top.

Figure: Recovery Point Objective report shows a sample view of the Recovery Point Objective report.

Figure: Recovery Point Objective report

Recovery Point Objective report

In the example, no backups have been run for nearly 10 hours for all the clients. This means that for the five systems on the report, the best RPO possible would be nearly 10 hours. If you have committed to an 8 hour RPO, then these systems need to be backed up quickly to be able to meet that SLA.

The following are details associated with the Recovery Point Objective report:

Report Name

Recovery Point Objective

Report Category

Client Reports

Where to Locate

Report > Report Templates > Client Reports > Risk Analysis > Recovery Point Objective

Report Purpose

User-configurable threshold-based rankings report of clients exceeding their recovery point objectives.

Supported products

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

Applicable View

Master Server, Client

Report Display

Rankings (Chart)

Drill down report

No

Can be scheduled

Yes

Supported export formats

PDF, CSV, TSV, HTML, XML

Mapping with VBR report

Backups > Risk Analysis > Recovery Point Objective - RPO

The following table shows the filters for Recovery Point Objective report and how you can use these filters to view specific data in the report.

Filter

Column

Description

View

 

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 drop-down list .

Media Server

Media Server

Select one or more media servers to view data for the specific media servers in the report. All media servers that are attached to the master servers in the OpsCenter console are shown in the Value drop-down list.

Client

Client is Active

Client Name

Client OS

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.

Select one or more clients to view data for the selected clients in the report. All clients that are protected by the master servers in the OpsCenter console are listed.

Select one or more client OS to view data for the selected client OS in the report.

Policy

Policy Keyword

Policy Name

Policy Type

Select one or more policy keyword to view data for the policies having the selected keyword.

Select one or more policy names to view data for the selected policies.

Select one or more policy types to view data for the selected policy types.

Schedule

Schedule/Level Type

Schedule Name

Select one or more schedule types like CINC, Copy, Daily etc. to view data for the selected schedule types.

Select one or more schedule names to view data for the selected schedule names.

Job

Job Status

Job Transport Type

Job Type

Select one or more Job Status like Failed, Missed, Partially Successful etc. to view data for the selected job status in the report.

Select one or more transport types like FT, LAN, or Unknown to view data for the jobs that have the selected transport type.

The value selection for Job Type is mandatory. By default, Backup jobs are shown in the report. You can select one or more job types like Archive, Backup, Restore etc. to view data for the selected job types.

Example of filter usage: You may run the report for specific master servers to view details for the clients backed up by specific master servers.

The following enhancements have been made in the Stored Backup Images on Media report:

  • You can now click (drill down) the bar for each client and view Recovery Point Objective report for job type, schedule/level type and policy name.

  • The Job Type column has been added under the Job filter.

  • For the Policy filter, the following columns have been added:

    • Policy Keyword

    • Policy Type

  • The Schedule filter has been added.

  • The following Report On parameters have been added:

    • Job Type

    • Policy Name

    • Schedule/Level Type

  • 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.


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