Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager retrieves data from added backup servers using a data collection job. This job represents a task for collecting information about backup and replication jobs from SQL database(s) used by backup servers. Collected data is stored to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager SQL backend and can be accessed by multiple users via the management website.
There are two options for running the data collection job:
- By default, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is configured to automatically collect data from added backup servers every 15 minutes. To change this interval, select Backup Servers on the left of the Configuration view and click Schedule on the toolbar. In the Data Collection Settings window, specify the desired interval next to the selected Periodically every option. To disable automatic running of the data collection job, select Manually.
It is recommended to use automatic, scheduled data collection in order to ensure timely synchronization and update of the information presented to users.
- Another option is to start the data collection job manually at any time. For that, select Backup Servers on the left of the Configuration view, and click Start Collecting on the toolbar.
When a data collection job is run, data from all added backup servers is collected at once.
Every run of a data collection job initiates a new job session. To view details on job sessions, click Sessions on the left of the Configuration view. In the list of sessions, select the one you need and follow the click here link in the Log column.