The main purpose of backup is to protect your data against disasters and agents failures. Having only one copy of a backup file does not provide the necessary level of safety. To build a successful data protection and disaster recovery plan, you must have at least three copies of your data, for example, production data, backup and its copy, and two different types of media to store copies of your data, for example, disk storage and tape.
To learn more about the 3-2-1 backup strategy, see the Veeam Blog article How to follow the 3-2-1 backup rule with Veeam Backup & Replication.
This report highlights all agents that do not have backup copies archived to tapes.
This report does not consider backups stored on cloud backup repositories.
The Summary section includes the following elements:
- The Computers Archive Status pie chart displays the number of agents with and without archive copy.
- The Backup Location Type chart displays the types of backup target locations.
The Details table provides information on computers with and without archive copy, name of a backup job or policy, backup source, backup target and the date of the latest backup.
You can specify the following report parameters:
- Scope: defines a list of Veeam Backup & Replication servers to include in the report.
- Business View objects: defines Veeam ONE Business View groups to analyze in the report. The parameter options are limited to objects of the Computer type.
- Backup Job/Policy: defines a list of agent backup jobs to include in the report.
- License Type: defines types of Veeam backup agents to include in the report.
- Computer Name Filter: defines names of computers to include in the report.
- RPO (Recovery Point Objective): defines the maximum amount of data that you may accept to lose, expressed in time. RPO defines the age of the latest backup files required to resume normal operation if system failure occurs.For example, to compile a list of computers protected on a daily basis, you need to set the RPO value to 1 day.
- Show agents with no primary backup within RPO: defines whether to include in the report agents without primary backup that is valid within the defined RPO value.
This report helps backup administrators check whether agents are protected with backup copies stored on secondary backup repositories and on tape.