About reports in Backup Exec

Backup Exec includes standard reports that show detailed information about your system. When generating most of the reports, you can specify settings that serve as filter parameters or a time range for the data that you want to include in the report. You can then run and view the report immediately, or you can create a new job that saves the report data in the Job History. You can also view general properties for each report.

Backup Exec also provides the following:

  • The ability to schedule a report to run at a specified time or to specify a recurring schedule for the report to run.

  • The ability to have Backup Exec distribute reports through notification.

To run reports across multiple media servers, you must install the Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option, even if you are not operating in a shared storage environment.

Reports can be viewed and printed in the following formats:

  • PDF

  • HTML

  • XML

  • Microsoft Excel (XLS)

  • Comma Separated Value (CSV)

To properly format integrated Backup Exec reports, you must configure a default printer using the Windows Control Panel Printers applet. This is required even if you do not have a printer attached to your system.

For information on configuring a printer by using the Wndows Control Panel Printers applet, see your Microsoft Windows documentation.

See Viewing the list of available reports.

More Information

Running a report

Running a new report job

About scheduling report jobs and setting notification recipients

Available reports

About reports in Backup Exec