Protected VMs

This report analyzes backup, snapshot and replication snapshot protection of VMs in your Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructures.

A VM is considered to be Protected if there is at least one valid backup, snapshot or replication snapshot restore point that meets the designated RPO for it. A VM is considered to be Unprotected if it has outdated or missing restore points.

The Summary section includes the following elements:

  • The VM Protection chart shows the number of protected and unprotected VMs.
  • The VM Last Session State chart shows status of the latest job session for discovered VMs.
  • The Unprotection Reason chart shows reasons for non-compliance with the specified RPO requirements.

The Details section provides information on all protected and unprotected VMs including resource ID, protection type, policy name, backup or replication snapshot target, number of available restore points and date and time of the latest backup, snapshot or replication snapshot.

Report Parameters

You can specify the following report parameters:

  • Scope: defines a list of Veeam Backup & Replication servers to include in the report.
  • Protection Type: defines a type of protection to include in the report (Backup, Snapshot, Replication, All Items).
  • 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 or snapshot files required to resume normal operation if system failure occurs. For example, to compile a list of VMs protected on a daily basis, you need to set the RPO value to 1 day.
  • Exclusion mask: defines a list of VMs that should be excluded from the report scope. You can enter VM names explicitly or create a wildcard mask by using the asterisk (*) to replace any number of characters. Multiple entries are separated by semicolon. Usage example: the following string will exclude machines with the _R&D suffix from appearing in the report: “*_R&D”.

Protected VMs
Protected VMs
Protected VMs 

Use Case

When you set up your backup and backup copy jobs based on Veeam Backup policies or employ complex exclusion parameters in job properties, some VMs may turn out to be excluded from the Veeam Backup policies and therefore will lack proper protection.

This report displays a list of VMs protected by up-to-date backups and snapshots, as well as a list of unprotected VMs which have outdated or missing restore points. This information helps you validate the state of data protection in your organization.

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