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NetVault 11.4 - Administration Guide

Introduction Getting started Configuring clients Configuring storage devices Backing up data Managing policies Restoring data Managing jobs Monitoring logs Managing storage devices
Monitoring device activity Managing disk-based storage devices in table view Managing disk-based storage devices in tree view Managing tape libraries in table view Managing tape libraries in tree view Managing tape drives in table view Managing tape drives in tree view Adding shared devices
Managing storage media Managing user accounts Monitoring events and configuring notifications Reporting in NetVault Backup Working with client clusters Configuring default settings for NetVault Backup
About configuring default settings Configuring encryption settings Configuring plug-in options Configuring default settings for post-scripts Configuring default settings for Verify Plug-in Configuring Deployment Manager Settings Configuring Job Manager settings Configuring Logging Daemon settings Configuring Media Manager settings Configuring Network Manager settings Configuring Process Manager settings Configuring RAS device settings Configuring Schedule Manager settings Configuring Web Service settings Configuring Auditor Daemon settings Configuring firewall settings Configuring general settings Configuring security settings Synchronizing NetVault Time Configuring default settings for global notification methods Configuring the reporting utility Configuring NetVault Backup to use a specific VSS provider Configuring default settings using Txtconfig
Diagnostic tracing Managing diagnostic data Using the deviceconfig utility NetVault Backup processes Environment variables Network ports used by NetVault Backup Troubleshooting

Reporting system overview

The NetVault Backup reporting system provides several canned or predefined reports that give you quick access to information about your backup system. You can view reports on demand or receive reports by email. The reporting system also lets you export reports to PDF files.

You can use the reporting system in the following ways:

Generate and view reports on demand: You can run and view reports from the View Reports page. The reports are generated in HTML format and the information is typically presented in tables.
Customize report views: After a report is generated, you can modify the table views to include or exclude columns, change the column order, and add column totals and other aggregate values. You can save these settings to the job definition so that the custom format is used every time you run the report.
Use charts in reports: You can add charts to your reports to present the information in visual formats. You can choose bar charts or pie charts.
Use notification events to send reports by email: You can configure user-defined events and set up the email notification method or create user notification profiles to distribute reports by email. The reports can be delivered as email attachments in PDF or HTML format. Default format is PDF.
Schedule reports: You can create report schedules to generate the reports once or on a recurring basis. NetVault Backup lets you distribute the generated reports by email or print the reports through the notification system.
Run and view reports: Reports — View and run reports
Customize report views: Reports — Modify/edit report jobs and components
NOTE: You can also use the nvreport utility to run and view reports from the command-line interface. For more information about this utility, see the Quest NetVault Backup CLI Reference Guide.

Working with reports

This section includes the following topics:

Generating reports

You can access the reports from the View Reports page. You can run and view reports on demand or create report schedules to automatically generate reports at specified times. NetVault Backup also allows use of events and notification methods to send reports by email or print reports.

On the View Reports page, select the report that you want to generate. For information about available predefined reports, see Available reports.
Set the filters that you want to use, and click OK. For more information about filter options, see Setting filters for report.

Setting a favorite report

On View Reports page, you can select any report (s) to mark it as a favorite report to easily access it from the list of predefined reports.

On the View Reports page, click the empty star next to the report in the first column that you want to favorite.

The favorite reports are displayed on top of the list in alphabetical order, followed by the remaining reports.

To remove a favorite from the reports list, click a filled-in star next to the report.

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