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Backups by state

From Job State -> Backups, you can check the details of all performed backups, such as status, backup EOL, data size, throughput, etc. You can filter backup operations by time, by client or location, by their status and/or by event type.

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You can change the order of the columns by dragging-and-dropping the selected columns. By selecting a task and clicking the button Properties or by simply double-clicking the task you can view its details. An active task can be cancelled by selecting it and clicking the button Cancel.

By right-clicking a column header the following pop-up menu appears:

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It enables you to resize the columns, to show all hidden columns or to set up displayed columns. By selecting Column Selection, you can simply select the relevant check boxes to set up which columns will be displayed.

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View Mode

With v. 4.4.3. Beefalo, SEP sesam provides additional View Mode button that enables you to switch between the table and tree view and group the same backup tasks states in one item.

  • Tree view: SEP sesam default view shows the status of individual backup tasks grouped together in a hierarchical view.
  • Table view: A simple flat view that shows the status of individual backup tasks one after another.
  • Group by: You can group the same backup tasks states in one item (by task, by task and date or by task and subgroup by date) 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 displayed 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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In some cases clicking only the Refresh button won't show the updated view. You can clear the GUI cache memory by using a force refresh: press both Shift and Refresh button to reload the view.

Filter

The Filter is located at the top right side of the window. You can filter the jobs by time, by client or location, by their status, by task name, and/or by event type.

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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 manage specific SEP sesam Servers from a single location.
Filter: Date range and clients

Use Date range and clients to filter backup jobs by time, by client and/or by location.

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Date (Sesam Date): Use the date range specification from/to to specify the time range for the displayed backups.

Filter:

  • Location: Filters the backups according to the specified location.
  • Client: Filters the backups according to the selected individual client.
  • All servers: This switch is only available in a Master GUI environment. It is used by the system administrator to display the backups of all servers that are managed with the Master GUI.
Filter: State

Use the State filter to display or hide the backups according to one or more selected states.

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In Progress

  • In queue: If the start time of a task is reached, but SEP sesam is still busy with other jobs, the task is placed to a job queue and executed by SEPuler according to its priority.
  • Active: The backup job is currently running.

Failed

  • Canceled: Backup job is canceled by user.
  • Error: Fatal error occurred during the backup, therefore the backup has failed.

Successful

  • Successful: Backup has finished successfully.
  • Warning: A warning occurs during the backup.

All states

  • On: If selected, all backup jobs are displayed regardless of their status.
Filter: Type

You can filter the jobs by event type, such as backup, migration etc., and further refine the displayed results by backup level (when applicable; Full, Diff, Inc, Copy).

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Events

  • Newday: Shows predefined SEP sesam daily event (NEWDAY) which is used to define a new backup day.
  • Backup: Shows all backup events.
  • Migrations: If turned on, the migrations will be displayed next to the backups. This can be useful if periodic dependencies should be compared.
  • Startup: Shows startup events that are running after the SEP sesam Server is restarted. These events are not running regularly; they are triggered automatically by server start up.
  • Command: Shows all command events.
  • Group: This is a placeholder for grouping of single tasks and can be turned on/off.
Filter: Task name

You can filter the backup tasks by their name. They are displayed under the search field. You can select one or more tasks by holding down the CTRL-key and clicking the name(s).

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Filter: Filter settings

In the Filter settings you can activate or deactivate the automatic refresh of the result table.

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Properties of a finished backup

You can view the details of a specific task by selecting and double-clicking it (or by clicking the Properties button).

Info 1

Displays information about saveset, level, drives, backup EOL, etc.

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  • Saveset: The name of the saveset.
  • Location: The location of the client.
  • Media pool: The name of the media pool used for the backup.
  • Drive: The number of the used drive for backup.
  • Start/Stop time: Recorded start and stop time of the backup job.
  • Backup EOL: You can click the drop-down list for the Backup EOL and modify the expiry date for all data that belongs to the same backup. Note that modifying backup EOL will affect all backups in a backup chain, if a saveset with adjusted backup EOL is a part of it. For details, see Managing EOL.
  • State: Status of the backup (Successful, Error, etc.)
  • Client: The name of the backup client.
  • Level: Backup level (F=Full, C=Copy, I=Incremental, D=Differential).
  • Size: The size of the backed up data specified in bytes.
  • Throughput: Average throughput of the process.
  • Overall duration: Duration of the backup.
  • Locked: Savesets of this backup must not be deleted.
  • Storage Location: All backup task related storage details, e.g., media, saveset EOL, etc.
  • Message: Detailed information about the backup status.
Info 2

Information about media number, system backup, backup source, SBC start and runtime, status of encryption and compression, etc.

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Main Log

Main log is the log of the SEP sesam Client (SBC) processing. It records the events that occur during a backup process (startup/shutdown information, errors, etc.) depending on the configured log level. Every time the EOL is modified, the corresponding information is shown in main log. Note that as an advanced user it is possible to set up a higher log level than default to get more information about specific backup. See Setting Log Level.

The new Download button enables you to download a current main log file or the archive with all files included.

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Trace Log

Trace log (lgc log) is the log of the SEP sesam kernel modules. It records detailed information about the backup process depending on the configured log level. Trace logs are typically used for analysis and debugging purposes.

Running SEP sesam with a higher log level than default might be useful when you want to get more information about specific events or modules or when asked by support in the course of diagnosing your specific problem. Note that increasing the log level increases the amount of information being logged and may negatively affect the performance of SEP sesam. For details, see Setting log level globally for SEP sesam kernel modules.

The new Download button enables you to download a current trace log file or the archive with all files included.

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Pre Log

Pre log is only shown if you have activated a Pre interface (automatically via GUI: Configuration -> Interfaces) to perform specific operation before a backup job is started, e.g., stop a database or an antivirus service before the backup. For details, see Using Pre and Post Scripts.

Post Log

Post log is only shown if you have activated a Post interface (automatically via GUI: Configuration -> Interfaces) to perform specific operation when the backup session stops, e.g., starting a database or shutting down a computer after the backup. For details, see Using Pre and Post Scripts.

Savesets

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

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See also

Setting Log LevelUsing Pre and Post ScriptsManaging EOL


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