Backup Size Report on the home tab of Backup Exec 2012 may show the wrong stats for incorrect day's date.

Article:TECH203492  |  Created: 2013-03-04  |  Updated: 2014-07-29  |  Article URL
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In Backup Exec 2012 the backup size report on the home tab may show stats for the incorrect day.


Case 1:
The job starts on the current day, and then runs past midnight into the next day.
Backup Size Report may show the stats for following day's date. The server time zone is set to Eastern Standard Time(EST).


Case 2:
The job starts at midnight. Backup Size report may show the stats for previous day's date. The server time zone is set to Japan Standard Time(JST).


Backup Size Report calculates the amount of backup data with using the "start time" of the backup jobs in not the server time zone but Coordinated Universal Time(UTC).


This issue is resolved in Backup Exec 2014 or later versions.



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Backup Size Report (home tab) showing stats for following day's date.

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