To track the efficiency of data protection, you can create backup reports:
- Protected Computers report analyzes the efficiency of computer data protection with Veeam backup agents
- Protected VMs report analyzes the efficiency of VM data protection with Veeam Backup & Replication
- Protected File Shares report analyzes the efficiency of file share data protection with Veeam Backup & Replication.
The Protected Computers and Protected VMs backup reports examine whether managed computers and VMs have backup or replica restore points created within the specified time range (RPO period), and provide information on the completion status of recent backup or replication job sessions. The Protected File Shares backup report examines whether managed file shares have primary or archive restore points created within last 30 days by file share backup jobs, or imported backup files created by file share backup jobs within last 30 days. The reports can help you identify computers, VMs and file shares that function without a proper protection, and make sure the existing backups or replicas meet established RPO requirements.
In Veeam Service Provider Console, you can generate backup reports and send them by email to the Company Owner. Reports are sent as PDF files attached to report notifications. To automate reporting, you can configure a schedule according to which backup reports will be generated.
To get started with backup reports, keep to the following sequence of steps:
Specify settings of backup reports. When you configure a backup report, you can create a schedule according to which the report must be generated. If you do not schedule backup reports, you will need to generate them manually.
View reports, generated manually or by the configured schedule.