Symantec Backup Exec Monitoring with PRTG Plugins
Backup Exec Plugin offers a comprehensive tooling to monitor what is happening with your backups and more important warns you only if something is missed. With Backup Exec Plugin you can ensure that your Backup Exec Engine is in good shape and Backup Jobs are running as planned. The Backup Exec Plugin has been designed to support and allow changes in the backup jobs and schedules without reconfiguring your monitoring solution again.
The supported versions are from Backup Exec 10d to the latest Backup Exec 15
Ensure Backup Exec Engine is Healthy and Running
Monitor Backup Exec Engine's Activity
Monitor Backup Job's Sizes and Time
Identify Hanging Jobs
Identify All Major Statuses and Failures in event logs
Backup Performance Counters and Data Volumes
- Job Counts
- Total bytes currently being backup
- Directories bytes currently being backup
- Exchange bytes currently being backup
- SQL bytes currently being backup
- VMWare Virtual Server Bytes and Count being backup
Monitoring Backup Engine Health and Activity
Ensuring Backup Exec Engine is running healthy is not an easy job and many times is requires manual work. You can create alerts of your choice based on our plugin's values on both Engine running and Backup activities.
Backup Job Completion by Size
The Last 10 backup jobs by Backup Size gives you an informative view to manage Backup Storage Capacity.
You will also receive information of the latest job: Name and Age of the job and the information if the latest job is currently Active or Finished.
Backup Job Completion by Age
Last 10 backup jobs by Backup Age gives you an informative view to manage your Backup Windows and to optimize schedules.
You will also receive information of the latest job: Name and Size of the job and also the information if the latest job is currently Active or Finished.
Monitoring Job statuses
Sensor mode gives the complete list of Backup Exec Event Codes within the given time period. You can set triggering of your choice for any activity shown in the live demo. Let's expect in normal situation to run successfully five different backup jobs every day. In this case we can set the time span for the plugin to 24 hours and a triggering value to Now you will receive an notification if any of the Jobs are not completed in time.
Monitoring Backup Backup Volumes
Backup Jobs Volume trends of a remote live production site over a 365 days period. Click to enlarge.
Backup Exec Event Logs Monitoring
All crucial Backup Exec Log entries are extracted and channeled by the plugin to enable easy alerts and triggering configuration not mention comprehensive reporting possibilities.