Deduplication Chargeback report

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Deduplication Chargeback report

This report shows the savings that is achieved because of the deduplication technology.

To generate this report, you first need to have a cost variable of Protected Job Size.

The deduplication technology can identify files and the data segments that contain identical data and treats them as a single instance of the file, which it backs up only once. For example, PureDisk has backed up 100 MB data , in which 20 MB of data is duplicate or identical. PureDisk protects the same data but eliminates the duplicity using deduplication. Therefore, the data that is protected is 100 MB, but the actual data that is backed up by PureDisk is 80 MB, as 20 MB of data is duplicate data. This results in saving 20 MB of data. You can generate the Deduplication Chargeback report that shows the amount you have saved using deduplication.

The Deduplication Chargeback report is available in Distribution, Historical, and Ranking views.

Figure: Deduplication Chargeback - Distribution view shows a sample distribution view of the Deduplication Chargeback report.

Figure: Deduplication Chargeback - Distribution view

Deduplication Chargeback - Distribution view

Figure: Deduplication Chargeback - Historical View shows a sample historical view of the Deduplication chargeback report.

Figure: Deduplication Chargeback - Historical View

Deduplication Chargeback - Historical View

Figure: Deduplication Chargeback - Ranking View shows a sample ranking view of the Deduplication chargeback report.

Figure: Deduplication Chargeback - Ranking View

Deduplication Chargeback - Ranking View

The following are details associated with the Deduplication Chargeback Report:

Report Name

Deduplication Chargeback Report

Report Category

Chargeback Reports

Where to Locate

Report > Report Templates > Chargeback > Deduplication Chargeback Report

Report Purpose

This report shows the savings that is achieved because of the deduplication technology.

Supported products

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

Applicable View

Master Server, Client

Report Display

Distribution, Historical, and Ranking

Drill down report


Can be scheduled


Supported export formats


Mapping with VBR report

Costs > Saving Reports

The following table shows the filters for Deduplication Chargeback 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.

Example of filter usage: Run the Deduplication chargeback report for a specific master server to view the cost savings for the specific master server.

The following report enhancements have been made for Deduplication Chargeback 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. This is because the report does not support any futuristic data.

  • The following options have been removed from Time Frame Group By selection:

    • Days of week Average

    • Days of week total

    • Hours of day Average

    • Hours of day Total

    • Minutes

    • Month of year Average

    • Month of year total

    • Quarter

    • Quarter of year Average

    • Quarter of year total

  • The following Report On options have been added under Backup Job Attributes:

    • Job Status (Complete and Partial only)

    • Job Status (Complete only)

  • The Master Server Operating system filter has been removed.

  • The following Report On options have been removed:

    • Backup Image Copy Is Currently Expired

    • Backup Image Copy Media Server

    • Backup Image Encryption State

    • Backup Image Fragment Is Currently Expired

    • Backup Image Is Currently Expired

    • Backup Image Type

    • Data Classification Master Server

    • Data Classification Name

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