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Rapid Recovery 6.1.2 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery Core Console Core settings Repositories Encryption keys Protecting machines
About protecting machines with Rapid Recovery Support for dynamic and basic volumes Understanding the Rapid Recovery Agent software installer Deploying Agent to multiple machines simultaneously from the Core Console Using the Deploy Agent Software Wizard to deploy to one or more machines Modifying deploy settings Understanding protection schedules Protecting a machine About protecting multiple machines Settings and functions for protected Exchange servers Settings and functions for protected SQL servers
Managing protected machines Snapshots and recovery points Replication Events Reporting VM export Restoring data Bare metal restore
Bare metal restore for Windows machines Understanding boot CD creation for Windows machines Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines Viewing the recovery progress Starting a restored target server Troubleshooting connections to the Universal Recovery Console Repairing boot problems Performing a file system check on the restored volume
Managing aging data Archiving Cloud storage accounts The Local Mount Utility The Central Management Console Core Console references Command Line Management utility PowerShell module
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Scheduling a report

You can schedule a report available from the Core Console. The report then generates on the schedule you defined until you pause or delete the report.

You must specify email notification and delivery, or you must specify a location to save reports. You can also choose both options.

Complete the steps in this procedure to schedule a report.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

The Job Report page appears. A downward-facing arrow appears to the right of the current report name.

The Scheduled Reports page appears.
The Set Reporting Schedule Wizard appears.
5.
On the Configuration page of the wizard, enter the details for the report you want to schedule, and then click Next. The configuration options are described in the following table.

Table 121. Scheduled report configuration options

Machine

Available Reports

Name

Type the display name you want to assign to this particular schedule.

The default name is Schedule report 1. Limit your name to 64 or fewer characters.

Do not use prohibited characters or prohibited phrases .

Report format

Select a report output format. If you do not select a value, the default format (pdf) is used.

Report type

Select the type of report you want to generate on a repeated basis.

Labels

Select the labels you want to appear on your scheduled report. At least one label is required.

The Custom Groups feature allows you to group Core objects in one logical container, for which you define a label.

Using the Labels parameter in the Set Reporting Schedule Wizard, you can select a custom group for which scheduled reports are run.

If no custom labels exist, the available options in the Labels drop-down menu include Select All and Protected Machines. If custom groups appear, each group appears as an option. You can select or clear any of the options to include or exclude those objects in the scheduled report.

Protected machine

Select one or more protected machines to be included in the report.

This option is not available for the Repository report.

Job Types

Select the job types you want to appear in the report.

By default, this set of information includes jobs for all machines—every protected machine, replicated machine and recovery point-only machine in the specified Cores. In the report parameters, you can customize the report. Use the filters to select or exclude some machines. You can also select or exclude jobs that are machine independent, in which case the report shows status for Core jobs only.

The Job Types parameter is not available for the Core Summary and Repository scheduled report types.

6.
On the Destination page of the wizard, select a destination for the reports you want to schedule. You must choose one of the following, and may select both. When satisfied, click Next.
In the Send to email addresses field, enter one or more valid email addresses to notify users by email message when a scheduled report is generated.
Select Save as file to save the generated report files to a location you specify, and in the Location type drop-down menu, select a local, network, or cloud storage option. Then, in the Location field, specify additional location information as described in the following table.

Table 122. Location options for scheduled reports

Location type

Location type description

Location

Local

Select location type Local to save generated reports in a local path accessible to the Core.

Specify the path in the Location field.

Type a location accessible to the Core locally.

For example, to store reports in the Reports folder on the D drive, enter D:\Reports\.

Network

Select location type Network to save generated reports in a path accessible to the Core on the network. Specify the path in the Location field.

Specify the path in the Location field.

Type a location accessible to the Core from the network. Use format \\servername\sharename.

For example, to store reports on the Data server in the shared folder called Reports, enter \\Data\Reports\.

Specify network credentials in the User name and Password fields.

Cloud

Select location type Cloud to save generated reports in a Cloud storage account configured in the Core.

The storage account must already be defined before performing this step. For information on setting up a Cloud storage account to work with the Core, see Cloud storage accounts.

From the Account field, select the appropriate Cloud storage account to use to store generated reports.

From the Container field, specify an appropriate container in the storage account.

From the Folder Name field, specify a folder into which to store future generated reports.

8.
On the Schedule page of the wizard, from the Send data menu, select an option to determine how frequently to generate the report that you specified. You can generate reports daily, weekly, or monthly. Each option has its own parameters, as described in the following table.

Table 123. Frequency options for generating scheduled reports

How frequent

Frequency details

Frequency parameters

Daily

Generates and saves or sends the specified report once daily at the specified time.

Default time for this action is 12:00 AM (based on the time on the Core server).

To change the default time that the report generates, in the time text field, type a new value or use the controls to change the hour, minutes, and AM or PM.

Weekly

Generates and saves or sends the specified report once weekly at the specified time of the specified day.

Default time for this action is 12:00 AM on Sunday (based on the time on the Core server).

To change the default day that the report generates, from the day of week menu, select a day of the week.

To change the default time that the report generates, in the time text field, type a new value or use the controls to change the hour, minutes, and AM or PM.

Monthly

Generates and saves or sends the specified report once monthly on the specified date and time of day.

Default date for this action is the first of each month at 12:00 AM (based on the time on the Core server).

To change the default date that the report generates, from the day of month menu, select a date.

To change the default time that the report generates, in the time text field, type a new value or use the controls to change the hour, minutes, and AM or PM.

9.
Optionally, on the Schedule page of the wizard, if you want to prevent the scheduled report from generating until you resume paused reports, select Initially pause reporting.

If you want this report to generate as scheduled, clear this option.

10.
When satisfied with the schedule, click Finish to exit the wizard and save your work.

The new report schedule appears in the Summary Reports summary table.

Modifying a report schedule

Once a report is scheduled, you can modify any of its parameters or details. You can edit report configuration information (report name, output format, report type, included repositories. You can also change email notification options, and the destination to save the generated report. Finally, you can also change the schedule of the report.

Complete the steps in this procedure to modify parameters for a scheduled report.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.

The Job Report page appears. A downward-facing arrow appears to the right of the current report name.

The Scheduled Reports page appears.
The Set Reporting Schedule Wizard appears.
6.
On the Schedule page of the wizard, click Finish to close the wizard and save your changes.

Pausing, resuming, or deleting a scheduled report

Once a report is scheduled, it generates on the schedule defined. If you want to temporarily stop the generation of a scheduled report, then you can pause the schedule.

If a scheduled report is paused, and you wish to resume the generation of the report, then you can resume the report as described in this procedure.

If you are currently generating a scheduled report, and no longer need to generate that report, you can delete it.

To determine if any scheduled report is paused, check the status column in the scheduled reports summary table. A green sphere indicates an active scheduled report; a yellow sphere indicates a paused schedule; and a red sphere indicates an error.

Complete the steps in this procedure to pause, resume, or delete a schedule for a report.

1.
Navigate to the Rapid Recovery Core Console.
2.
From the icon bar, click [More] (More), and then select Reports.

The Job Report page appears. A downward facing arrow appears to the right of the current report name.

The Scheduled Reports page appears.

Deleting a scheduled report only prevents the generation of future reports. If previous scheduled reports have been saved, they are not removed.

Using the Reports menu

The Reports menu appears at the top of the page when viewing Reports. This menu includes a report title, which is also a drop-down menu that lets you see which report types are available. Below this menu are one or more filters that help you to define your report criteria.

The specific filters available depend on the report type. For information on the parameters that apply to each report type, see the topic for understanding that report type.

On the right side of the reports menu, some controls appear. These controls, described in the following table, help you generate and export the report.

Table 124. Reports menu controls

UI Element

Description

Preview button

Click the preview button to generate a report based on the selected report type and the report parameters specified in the filters.

Export format drop-down menu

The Export drop-down menu lets you select a report output format. If you do not select a value, the default format (pdf) is used.

Download button/icon

The Download button exports the generated report in the format type selected in the Export menu.

Reports include units of measure which make it easier to determine if a column is represented in GB, TB, or in seconds.

If you are not satisfied with the appearance of a generated or exported report, you can change the font used in the reports. For more information, see Managing report settings.

Once a report is generated, you can use the reports toolbar.

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