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Reporting methods

Created: 07 Nov 2013 • Updated: 07 Nov 2013 | 3 comments
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Dear all,

I'm looking for reporting solution. I have a CASO server and give or take 15-20 BE 2010 servers.
 
The think is that i to customize a lot of ot data( success rate per BE and client servers , written GB, storet amount of data for a period and so on) . Is there any why to generate the reports in some txt file. If yes, after that the perl scripting will be used. 
 
May point is that i need some guidance how do i start and from where.
 
 
Many thanks !
 
Best Regards,
Asen
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CraigV's picture

Hi,

Your CASO's reporting is going to be no different to a normal Backup Exec server's canned reports. You have 3 options here:

1. Make do with the canned reports, and schedule the reports that you want information on to run, or pull them manually;

2. Query the Backup Exec DB (BEDB) on the CASO and pull your own reports using SQL. The issue around this is that you're going to have to work this out yourself. Symantec don't publish details on the BEDB.

3. Look at some 3rd party application like Solarwinds Storage Manager (the old Solarwinds Backup Profiler), which for BE reporting is really awesome. It pulls and presents data on Backup Exec that not even BE can do.

I wish that Symantec would come up with better reports, or an in-house application that pulls decent reports from BE itself.

Thanks!

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Asen Zahariev's picture

Hello Craig,

Thanks for the tips.

1. Manually it will take a lot of man power. The point is to be automatically submited. But firstly, i will try to see exactly what information i can extract.

2. Huh that i hope to avoid. My SQL skills are ...close to zero But it's option to learn a bit of SQL query in the proccess.

3. I really dont think it will be possible, because of corporate requirements. To sum up, these are the directions i hope to find here.

Many thanks regarding this! I will try to make my way with the report and if i came up with something i will post here for every one of you.

Best Regards,

Asen

CraigV's picture

Hi Asen,

No problems...

1. You can schedule the report which will automate their delivery!

2. Possibly the only way, outside of looking at a 3rd party application in #3 to do this, but the BEDB is very complicated (I've taken a look before)...not easy to find the information.

Thanks!

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...