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Veeam Management Pack 8.0 Update 6 for System Center
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Job Configuration Change Tracking

The report provides information on job configuration changes performed within the reporting period, and shows the exact time when changes were made and users who performed these changes.

Description

Veeam Backup & Replication jobs can be configured in the Veeam Backup & Replication console, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager web portal, using PowerShell or REST API. Veeam backup agent jobs can be configured in the Veeam Backup & Replication console, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager web portal and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows Control Panel. In large environments with multiple backup administrators it is often hard to tell who changed job settings, when and what was changed.

The Job Configuration Change Tracking report helps you track job modification changes performed within the reporting period, identify who and when made changes to job configuration, and thus simplify troubleshooting.

Job Configuration Change Tracking Notes:

  1. To run the Job Configuration Change Tracking report, you must have the Veeam Management Pack installed.
  2. The report allows you to track job configuration changes only for the Standalone and Managed by agent type of Veeam backup servers.

Parameters

Date/time Selection: defines the time period to analyze in the report.

Scope: defines a list of servers that will be analyzed in the report (by default, the Veeam Backup Server Group and Veeam Agents Group are selected). The Add Group option returns a group and all objects that the group contains. The Add Object option returns only the selected object.

Job Type: defines types of jobs that will be analyzed in the report (Backup, Replication, SureBackup, VM/File Copy, Backup Copy, Backup to Tape, File to Tape, Agent Backup Job). By default, all types of jobs are selected.

User Name: defines accounts of backup administrators whose activity will be analyzed.

Job Configuration Change Tracking NoteS:

  1. The N/A user name includes all users that could not be identified by Veeam MP.
  2. The list of user names may be empty in case no changes were made since Veeam management packs were imported.

Sample Usage

Show the list of job configuration changes that specific backup administrators made during this week.

Instructions

  1. Open the Job Configuration Change Tracking report.
  2. From the From list, choose This week > Monday. From the To list, choose This week > Friday.
  3. Leave the Job Type list without changes.
  4. Leave the Scope section without changes.
  5. In the User Name list, select check boxes next to backup administrators whose activity should be analyzed. Clear the other check boxes.
  6. Click Run to view the report.

Report Output

The report will display information on changes that the chosen backup administrators made during this week.

The Job Modifications by User pie chart will show the number of changes that each backup administrator made.

The Modifications by Day chart will show how many changes in total all backup administrators made on each day of this week.

The details table will show the following information for each job configuration change:

Column

Description

Backup Server

Name of the backup server where the job is configured.

Name

Job name.

Type

Job type.

Property

Job setting that was changed.

Previous Setting

Value of the job setting before the change was made.

New Setting

Value of the job setting after the change was made.

Modification Time

Date and time when the change was made.

Modified By

Account of the backup administrator who made the change.

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