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Reporter User Guide

Backup Copy Job GFS Backup Files

This report provides historical information about restore points in Veeam Backup & Replication backup copy jobs with the Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) retention policy.

  • Summary section provides information about backup copy jobs configured with the GFS retention policy, the number of historical backup files, restore points in these files and the amount of space occupied by historical backup files.
  • VM restore points age chart shows the share of weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly restore points.
  • Top 5 Jobs with max VM restore points chart displays 5 jobs with the greatest number of GFS restore points.
  • Next restore points to be deleted by retention table shows restore points that will soon be deleted according to the retention policy, their size, type and objects they contain.

Click a job name to drill down to the copy job details section.

  • Details section displays information about backup copy jobs with GFS retention policy: job retention configuration, a list of existing restore points and their details. You can also view distribution of GFS restore points of all types for the current year on a calendar.

Backup Copy Job GFS Backup Files Report
Backup Copy Job GFS Backup Files Report

Use Case

If you have a large backup infrastructure with a great number of restore points with GFS retention policy, you may find it difficult to track these points. The report allows you inventory restore points created with the GFS retention policy, and check what restore points will soon be removed by retention.

Report Parameters

Scope: defines a list of Veeam Backup & Replication servers to include in the report.

Backup Copy Job: defines a list of backup copy jobs to analyze in the report.

Sort restore points by: defines how data will be sorted in the report (Creation date, Removal date, Restore point type, Size).

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