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Rapid Recovery 6.3 - User Guide

Introduction to Rapid Recovery The Core Console Repositories Core settings Managing privacy Encryption Protecting machines
About protecting machines with Rapid Recovery 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 Enabling application support Settings and functions for protected Exchange servers Settings and functions for protected SQL servers
Managing protected machines Credentials Vault Snapshots and recovery points Replication Events Reporting VM export Restoring data Bare metal restore
About bare metal restore BMR Windows and Linux Understanding boot CD creation for Windows machines Managing a Linux boot image Performing a bare metal restore using the Restore Machine Wizard Using the Universal Recovery Console for a BMR Performing a bare metal restore for Linux machines Verifying a bare metal restore
Managing aging data Archiving Cloud accounts Core Console references REST APIs Glossary

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 107: Reports menu controls
  UI Element Description

[Preview button]

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 type]

Export format drop-down menu

The Export format 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

The Download button exports the generated report in the format type selected in the Export format 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, as described in the topic Using the Reports toolbar.

Using the Reports toolbar

After you generate it from the Reports menu, the report appears below a Reports toolbar. The toolbar can help you manipulate report output, including saving and printing the reports.

On the left of the toolbar, there is a Toggle sidebar option. This tool expands or contracts the sidebar, giving access to a few more display options. To the right of the toolbar, the Tools option expands a drop-down menu providing report navigation controls. The elements of the Reports toolbar are described in the following table.

Table 108: Reports toolbar icons
Icon Description
Toggle sidebar. All report pages are displayed as thumbnails. Other options in the sidebar are not supported.
Sidebar: Show thumbnails. This is the default view for all pages of a generated report.
Sidebar: Show document outline. This feature is not supported.
Sidebar: Show attachments. There are no attachments for reports. This feature is not supported.
Find. Allows you to search text within the generated report. Includes options to highlight all text that matches the criteria you enter, and also to match or ignore case.
Previous page. Move the report view to the previous page.
Next page. Progress to the next page in the report view.
Enter page number. Click in the page number text field, enter a valid page number, and press Enter to progress to that page in the report view.
Zoom out. Lets you zoom out the view of the generated report. Each successive click zooms out further, to a minimum of 25%.
Zoom in. Lets you zoom in the view of the generated report. Each successive click zooms in further, to a maximum of 1000%.
Automatic Zoom. Lets you control the zoom view of the generated report, including viewing by actual size, fit page, full width, or by percentage, including 50%, 75%, 100%, 125%, 150%, 200%, 300%, or 400%.
Open file. Lets you navigate your file system to locate and open a saved report.
Print. Lets you print the generated report.
Tools. The Tools drop-down menu expands or contracts when you click this icon. The Tools options are described below.
Tools: Go to first page. Navigates you to the first page of the generated report.
Tools: Go to last page. Navigates you to the last page of the generated report.
Tools: Rotate clockwise. This option rotates the canvas of the generated report in a clockwise direction.
Tools: Rotate counterclockwise. This option rotates the canvas of the generated report in a counterclockwise direction.
Tools: Hand tool. When you select this tool, it Lets you move the report by clicking and dragging across the screen.
Tools: Document properties. Provides information about the document properties of the generated report. Click Close to close this window.

For information about generating a report, see Generating reports from the Core Console.

Understanding the Job report

The Job report is available for the Rapid Recovery and for machines protected on the Core. This report provides you with a method to view the status of jobs performed by a selected Core or a protected machine. Rows or columns of data that appear in the report with no data indicate that the tested parameter was null. For example, if a column (such as Errors) appears with no information, then no errors are occurred for the selected record. If the report generates a blank row, the job for the selected record reflects machine-independent activity.

For information on how to generate a Job report from the Core, see Generating a Core report on demand. For information on how to generate a Job report for a protected machine, see Generating a protected machine report on demand.

When you generate a Job report, report details include the following:

  • Selection criteria for the report
  • A summary table showing a row for each job in the date range you specified. In addition to listing the appropriate Core, protected machine, and job type, each row includes:
    • A summary of the job
    • The job status
    • Any errors related to the job
    • The start and end dates for the job
    • The job duration in seconds
    • The total work in MB

If information is not relevant for a specific category, that cell appears with no information in the report. For example, if the Core for a specified protected machine has no errors, the Error column is blank for that row in the report.

Understanding the Job Summary report

The Job Summary report is available when reporting from the Core perspective only; this report is not available from reports for a protected machine. This report has a single summary, showing summary information about all jobs performed on the Core, including a count of failed, passed, and canceled jobs. It shows more detail than the Job report, because it specifies each job as a separate line in the report.

For information on how to generate a Job Summary report, see Generating reports from the Core Console.

Report parameters for this report type include:

  • Date range
  • Protected machines
  • Job types

When you generate a Job Summary report, report details include selection criteria for the report, as well as information about protected machines, volumes, and job types.

Core information

The Core portion of the Summary Report includes data regarding the Rapid Recovery Core being reported. This information includes:

  • The number of machines protected in the Rapid Recovery Core
  • The number of machines with failed jobs

Protected machines summary

The Protected machines portion of the Summary report includes data for all machines protected by the selected Rapid Recovery Core, and the volumes on those machines.

The chart shows a line for each job type for each machine, and includes the ratio of successful jobs (of any type), number of jobs passed, number of jobs failed, and canceled jobs. (Canceled jobs are not considered for these statistics.)

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