[Veritas-bu] calculating backup success rate
Greg.Hindle at constellation.com
Mon Jun 4 09:12:20 CDT 2007
Thanks. These reports are for monthly metrics and upper management does see them. I was just curious what others are doing to report this info. We don't have any reporting tools in place (yet). You mention Vision? What is this a user conference?
From: rcarlisle [mailto:rcarlisle at serverwarecorp.com]
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 9:46 AM
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Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] calculating backup success rate
Great questions. I would say that it depends on the audience. Any reporting tool on the market for NBU today can give you this information in different "slices". Many clients do track this information and it is a great way to get a quick "health check" of the environment. If you are tracking this information for Management, I would speculate they are interested on the % of successful backups you ran and if you are meeting SLA's. High level reports of the number successful vs. the number of backups run should suffice. For their level, you may decide to strip out test backups, backups that were intentionally killed, and backups with multiple attempts. But that may depend on your environment and management.
If you are reporting for business units, DBAs, SA's..etc, they primarily care about if their backup ran or not. You would probably want to strip out failed attempts, but you might choose to include a report on backups that should have run but didn't
If you are creating a report for yourself or other NBU operators, you probably want to look at multiple attempts. This can help you identify potential issues in your environment that could threaten future success of your backups.
I don't know if your going to Vision this year, but there are several sessions on backup reporting you might want to check out.
From: veritas-bu-bounces at mailman.eng.auburn.edu [mailto:veritas-bu-bounces at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Hindle, Greg
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 8:57 AM
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How does everyone track this? Do you count just total successfully backups vs. the number of attempts? And how do you handle a backup that failed 3 times but ran good on the forth?
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