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How can I get a list of the backup sets on my deduplication storage in Excel?

Created: 30 Abril 2014 | 3 comments

Hi, we have two deduplication storage. One on-site, the other off-site, where we duplicate the backups to for disaster recovery.

A while ago we had some issues where the duplication failed of the backups to the off-site dedup.
Now we have a huge difference in free space. 1 TB against 9 TB.

I would like to compare both dedups to see what is missing on the off site dedup.

Is there a way to get a list of all backup sets present on both dedups for easy comparison?

Kind regards,
Dennis

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el cuadro de los CraigV

Hi,

You'd have to look at the following:

1. Either a report that is canned with BE and tells you what is contained in your media;

2. Creating a customised report that tells you what you want to know.

Thanks!

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el cuadro de los dvasselt

Hi Craig,

thank you for your response.

I wish it was that simple...
I tried to find the report for it, but the only thing I can find is what is backed up to tape, not the dedup storage.
Also looked into the creation of a custom report, but that still only checks tape media and not the dedup.

I even tried to query the SQL database for the information I need, but I can't find out which tables hold the information I need. It seems the backup sets are only visible in the database with their GUID and not a friendly name.

You would think that if it's possible to view a list of all backup sets in BE, it would be easy to export that list, but unfortunately it's not.

Thanks

el cuadro de los CraigV

So then you have the following options:

1. Log the call with Symantec and ask them to assist. They don't publish details of the BEDB tables at all.

2. Look for a 3rd party application like Solarwinds Backup Profiler (I think it is now rolled up into Solarwinds Storage Manager). This works like an absolute charm and you can trial it. I used this to report on 30+ servers I looked after.

Thanks!

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