Backups by State 4.4

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Backups by State

From Main Selection -> Job State -> Backups backup operations can be viewed historically.

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As of v. 4.4.3 Grolar you can use a force refresh by clicking Shift and Refresh button to clear the GUI cache memory. In some cases clicking only the Refresh button won't show the updated view.

The order of the columns can be changed as needed by dragging-and-dropping selected columns. By selecting a task and clicking the button Properties or by simply double-clicking the task you can view the details of a specific task. An active task can be canceled by selecting it and clicking the button Cancel.

By clicking a column header, e.g. "State" or "Start Time", the column will be sorted accordingly. If you right-click a column header a pop-up menu appears:

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You can set which columns are shown by adjusting the Column Visibility.

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These settings are stored in the local Java-profile of the GUI client by default. The jobs (if already implemented) are shown grouped in treetable view (see Tasks by Groups). The button Table View can be used to switch to a simple flat view. After switching this button turns into Treetable View so you can go back to the previous view.

Toggle Grouping

As of 4.4.3. Tigon V2, you can use additional Toggle Grouping button to group the same backup task states in one item and display its current status. Grouping allows you to quickly scan the success of backup jobs (useful for backups which are running several times a day and generate a huge backup tasks count on one day, such as SAP HANA or Oracle). Note that you can identify the state of a grouped task by the color of the state column. If the grouping contains backup jobs with different states, the icon is also in two colors. For example, a square with green at the top and red at the bottom means that the last run of the task was successful, while a previous one ended with errors.

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State Filter

The Filter can be found on the top right side of the window. The filter window divides into four areas (Data Range and Clients, State, Type and Task Name).

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The control window all servers is only visible for the SEP sesam Master GUI. Using this option the system administrator can select specific SEP sesam Servers for display and action.

Date Range and Clients

With Data Range and Clients you can restrict the display by time or by client.

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Date (Sesam Date)
The date range specification from/to controls the display of running backups in the table.
Filters the backups specified by the client during the period
All servers
The switch is only relevant in a Master GUI environment and then used to display the backups of all servers that are managed with the Master GUI.

With the filter State you can display or hide particular backup states. It can be helpful in more complex backup environments for job analysis.

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In Progress

In Queue
This task is in the queue, i.e., appointment started by SEPuler, however, must wait until the tape drive is available for the selected media pool.
This task is in process.

Not restorable

The task was aborted during data transmission.
Fatal error during completion of that task.


Backup is successful.
Some system-related files could not be backed up, i.e., opened files under Windows.

All states

Can be turned on/off.

This area allows you a specified view off different task types.

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Can be turned on/off.
Can be turned on/off.
Can be turned on/off. Therefore backups in line with a migration are also displayed here and not only in Job State -> Migration. This can be useful if periodic dependencies should be compared.
Start up events are running after restarting SEP sesam Server. These events are not running regularly; they are triggered automatically by the server start up.
Shows command events.
Are placeholders for grouping of single tasks and can be turned on/off.
Task Name
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A search string can be entered in the input box by which the task names are filtered. They are displayed in the list underneath. There you can select one or more tasks by holding down the CTRL-key and clicking the name(s).

Filter Settings

In the Filter Settings the automatic refresh of the result table can be activated or deactivated.

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Properties of a finished backup

More details about tasks can be accessed by selecting a task and double-clicking it (or by clicking the Properties button).

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As of v. ≥ 4.4.3 Grolar the properties view is slightly changed and the tabs have been rearranged. Info 1 tab contains the information about save set, location, media pool, drive, start/stop time, backup EOL, state, client, backup level, size, throughput, overall duration, and storage location. Info 2 tab displays information about task, count number, media number, hot/cold backup, SBC start/runtime, sesam day, interface, source, exclude list, and encryption/compression status.
Info 1
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Name of the save set.
Backup level (F=Full, C=Copy, I=Incremental, D=Differential).
Media Pool
Name of the media pool that was used for the backup.
Size of the backup in bytes.
Average throughput of the process.
Locked until
Expiry date for all data that belongs to this backup.
Storage Location
Media, Saveset, EOL, etc.
Detailed information about the state.
Info 2

Information about drives and time.

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Info 3

Shows status of encryption and compression.

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Main Log

Main log records the events that occur during a backup process (startup/shutdown information, errors, etc.). As of v. 4.4.3 Grolar, every time the EOL is modified, corresponding information is shown in main log.

Pre Log

Report regarding the Pre- interface activated before the backup task started.

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Post Log

Report for the Post- interface, after the backup was finished.

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The Savesets lists all currently saved backups. For details on how to check backup chain dependencies, see Managing EOL.

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