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Graphic Reporting on BEX 2012.1 Run Jobs

Created: 05 Sep 2013 | 3 comments

Hi, we trying to produce a graphic flow chart based on the start times, average run times of all of our media sets (3) / backup jobs.(42).

we're trying to see where our high points in backups and try to even out the tape drive (4) useage in our library.   we were starting to have jobs wating for tape drives or failing to run outside their scheduled windows for backups.

we've charted all of the backups (dailies, EOM) in excel and are trying to use some Office related graphic tool to export/import and chart the high's and low's of our backup process.

has anyone ran across a process, steps, applications or backup exec output that can graph by day and hour the tape drive usage?  something like the backup size or backup status graph's off the home page in backup exec 2012(.1).

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CraigV's picture

...I never bothered using BE's reports. I found them very difficult to pull the information I wanted.

I did manage to crack open a BEDB and started to fiddle with querying the tables (Symantec doesn't publish the tables!), but this was just difficult.

honestly, your best bet here is to look at something like Solardwinds Backup Profiler (now Solarwinds Storage Manager) which really pulls what you want out of the BEDB.


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Kunal.Mudliyar's picture

You can export a backup exec report to an MS excel file and make a graph out of it

Here is the link to BE admin guide

Read on to Chapter no 19 to know more about backup exec Reports.

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teiva-boy's picture

Data Protection Advisor from EMC can do this for you in an automated fashion.  It can talk to the BEDB and query directly.  

I'm not sure what Symantec's OpsCenter Analytics can do, but it's not as good of a product anyways.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."