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idea for Backup Exec - better completion statuses

Created: 05 Feb 2013
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One constant source of frustration for me is the status report of the backup. As a suggestion to Symantec, perhaps an option to give an accurate percent backed up.

For example: last nights incremental backup of one of my servers is status "Failed" with "0% complete" despite showing as having spent almost 2 hours backing up 3.36GB. (see attached screenshot)

The backup should say that it was 99.983% complete because the log (attached below) shows that only one file is corrupt and it successfully backed up 5,995 files and skipped one file, but the status is simply "failed"

While I appreciate the need to report problem conditions to the operators, I think more granularity in the status column would be helpful

Mark

 

------------------------------------------ My backup log -----------------------------------------

Backup started on 2/4/2013 at 5:15:34 PM.
Backup Set Detail Information
WARNING: "\\Rainier\G:\DATA\PERSONNEL\STOR\District\ButlerM\My Documents\Outlook Files\archive1.pst" is a corrupt file. This file cannot verify.
Unable to open the item \\Rainier\G:\DATA\PERSONNEL\STOR\Staff\LittleC\My Documents\Desktop\Flash\IncrediFlash_XTreme_v1.2.zip - skipped.

Backup completed on 2/4/2013 at 6:59:21 PM.
Backup Set Summary
Backed up 5995 files in 755548 directories.
1 corrupt file was backed up
1 item was skipped.
Processed 5,756,029,398 bytes in  1 hour,  43 minutes, and  47 seconds.
Throughput rate: 52.9 MB/min
Compression Type: Software
Software compression ratio: 1.2:1

      Job Operation - Verify
            Server - Rainier
                  Set Information - \\Rainier\G: STORAGE-PV
                        Verify Set Information
Verify of "\\Rainier\G: STORAGE-PV"
Backup set #1 on storage media #1
Backup set description: "Rainier G Drive Backup 00102-Incremental"

 

Verify started on 2/4/2013 at 6:59:22 PM.
Verify Set Detail Information
WARNING: "archive1.pst" is a corrupt file. This file cannot verify.

Verify completed on 2/4/2013 at 7:00:22 PM.
Verify Set Summary
Verified 5995 files in 755548 directories.
Processed 4,429,850,289 bytes in  1 minute and  0 seconds.
Throughput rate: 4225 MB/min

      Job Completion Status
Job ended: Monday, February 04, 2013 at 7:00:22 PM
Completed status: Failed
Final error: 0xe000fe36 - Corrupt data encountered. See the job log for details.
Final error category: Resource Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-65078

      Exceptions
      Click an exception below to locate it in the job log
Backup- \\Rainier\G:WARNING: "\\Rainier\G:\DATA\PERSONNEL\STOR\District\ButlerM\My Documents\Outlook Files\archive1.pst" is a corrupt file. This file cannot verify.

Unable to open the item \\Rainier\G:\DATA\PERSONNEL\STOR\Staff\LittleC\My Documents\Desktop\Flash\IncrediFlash_XTreme_v1.2.zip - skipped.

Verify- \\Rainier\G: STORAGE-PVWARNING: "archive1.pst" is a corrupt file. This file cannot verify.