Status > Consecutive Failures

Article:HOWTO71908  |  Created: 2012-02-08  |  Updated: 2012-02-08  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO71908
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Status > Consecutive Failures

This report is the second of three using the advanced success or failure calculation logic around the notion of first, all and last job. The main use case is the calculation of 2 or more consecutive failures based around Last Job Success/Failure. It applies intricate logic to pick off the last failed job and in turn to determine that the last job failures are indeed consecutive. This report can be best verified through the Client Risk Analysis report. In this report, if three consecutive failures with 24 hour windows were chosen, the client or the policy combination should also appear on the risk report as not having a successful backup in 72 or more hours.

Jobs that fail consecutively appear in the Consecutive Failures report. The period for which they fail consecutively is configurable.

Figure: Consecutive Failures Report shows a sample view of Consecutive Failures Report.

Figure: Consecutive Failures Report

Consecutive Failures Report

The following columns are displayed in the report:

Node Name

Value in the Node Name column depends on the Report On parameter that you select. The default value of Report On parameter is Master Server. So the value in Node Name column by default shows the master server name.

When you select a view from the Filters section while editing the report, the Report On parameter drop-down list also shows the view levels. Based on the levels that you select from the Report On drop-down list, value in the Node Name column changes.

For example, if there is a view like Location with two levels:

Location (View name)

- US

-- Client1

-- Client2

-- Client3

- India

-- Client4

-- Client5

-- Client6

The following selections are possible:

  • Select this view called Location from the Filters section and select the Report On parameter as Master Server (default selection). The Node Name column displays the master server.

  • Select this view called Location from the Filters section and select the Report On parameter as Level 1. The Node Name column displays US and India

  • Select this view called Location from the Filters section and select the Report On parameter as Level 2. The Node Name column displays the clients (clients 1-6).

Client Name

Name of the client

Policy Name

Policies associated with the client and node name

Schedule Name

Schedules associated with the client

Job ID

Job IDs associated with the policy and schedule that fail consecutively.

Start Time

Date and Time when the job started

End Time

Date and time when the job ended.

Status Code

Status code for the job ID. You can also filter the report to see details of only a particular status code by using the Job > Status Code filter and selecting the specific status codes.

Note that jobs with status code 0 (successful) may also appear in the report. This usually happens in case of multi-streaming jobs. Job IDs with status code 0 appear because if any of the sub-jobs of a multi-streaming job fail, it is considered a complete failure. Generally the Start Time for the multistreaming jobs would be very close.

The following are the details that are associated with the Consecutive Failures report:

Report Name

Consecutive Failures

Report Category

Status and Success Rate

Where to Locate

Report > Report Templates > Backup > Status and Success Rate > Status > Consecutive Failures report.

Report Purpose

Provides tabular view showing clients that had consecutive job failures.

Supported products

Symantec NetBackup, Symantec NetBackup Master Appliance

Applicable View

Master Server, Client

Report Display

Tabular

Drill down report

None

Can be scheduled

Yes

Supported formats

PDF, CSV, HTML, XML, TSV

Mapping with VBR report

All Reports > Standard Report > Backup > Status > Consecutive Failures

You can edit the Consecutive Failures report to show or hide the columns that you are interested in. All the columns are shown by default. You can also filter the report to view reports of specific master servers. The following table shows the filters for Consecutive Failures 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 .

Policy

Policy Name

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

Job

Job Types

Select one or more job types as Archive, Backup, or Restore to view data for the selected job types.

 

Status Code

Select one or more status codes to view data for the selected status codes.

Success Rate

Aggregation Level

Select different parameters for criteria definition about success rate of the jobs. Select All Jobs Success Rate, First job Success Rate, Last Job Success Rate. Select Aggregation Level to consider the kind of jobs for the specified time frame. For example, if you select First Job Success Rate then the report shows only the first job for the combination of master server, client, policy, and schedule.

 

Metric Type

Select Metric Type to calculate the success rate based as jobs.

 

Full Days

Select Full Days to specify the list of days to be considered for Full backups.

 

Full Window Parameter

Select Full Window Parameter to specify the start time for the full backup window.

 

Count Partial Successful job as Successful

Select Count Partially Successful Job as Successful to count partially successful jobs as successful.

 

Full for Duration of (In Hours)

Select Full for Duration of (In Hours) to calculate the end time for the incremental backup window. Backup window end time is equal to the duration from the start time of the backup window.

 

Consecutive Failures

Select how many consecutive failures should be included in the report.

 

Increment Window Parameter

Select Increment Window Parameter to specify the start time for the incremental backup window.

 

Schedule/Level Type

Select the schedule of jobs is Full or Increment or All.

 

Increment for Duration of (In Hours)

Select Increment for Duration of (In Hours) to calculate the end time for the incremental backup window. Backup window end time is equal to the duration from the start time of the backup window.

 

Increment Days

Select Increment Days to specify the list of days to be considered for Incremental backups.

Example of filter usage: You may run the report for specific policy names to view details only for that specific policy.

The following report enhancements have been made for the Consecutive Failures report:

  • 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 default Relative Timeframe for this report is changed to Previous 2 weeks.


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