Configuring Backup Reports
Before you run a backup report, you must create and save a report configuration. A report configuration stores custom report settings, such as the scope of the report, scheduling settings and so on. You can create multiple report configurations with different report settings for different locations.
Report configuration can be defined both in the Veeam Service Provider Console Administrator Portal and Client Portal. Report configurations created by the Portal Administrator for your company are available in your Client Portal. And vice versa, report configurations created in your Client Portal can be managed by the Portal Administrator.
To perform this task, a user must have one of the following roles assigned: Company Owner, Company Administrator, Location Administrator.
Configuring Backup Reports
To create a report configuration:
- Log in to Veeam Service Provider Console.
For details, see Accessing Veeam Service Provider Console.
- In the menu on the left, click Reports.
- Open the Configurations tab.
- At the top of the list, click New.
Veeam Service Provider Console will launch the New Report wizard.
- At the Report Template step of the wizard, select the report type:
- Protected Computers — choose this option to create a report that will analyze computer data protection with Veeam backup agents.
- Protected VMs — choose this option to create a report that will analyze VM data protection with Veeam Backup & Replication.
- Protected File Shares — choose this option to create a report that will analyze file share data protection with Veeam Backup & Replication.
- At the Name step of the wizard, specify the report name and description.
The report name and description will be displayed in reports generated based on this report configuration.
- At the Locations step of the wizard, select one or more company locations. Use the search field at the top to find the necessary location.
By choosing a location you can limit the scope of the report: only computers, VMs or file shares belonging to the chosen locations will be included in the report.
- At the Parameters step of the wizard, specify report settings:
- [For Protected Computers, Protected VMs reports] In the Select RPO section, specify a period for which protected computers or VMs must have backup or replica restore points.
RPO defines a period between backup sessions, or, in other words, a period for which you can afford to lose data. For example, if protected computers must have daily backups, specify 1 day or 24 hours as the RPO value.
- [For Protected Computers report] In the Operation mode list, choose what type of OSes must be analyzed in the report (All, Servers, Workstations).
- [For Protected VMs report] In the Platform list, choose what platforms must be analyzed in the report (All, Virtual Infrastructure, Public Cloud).
- [For Protected Computers report] In the Management mode list, choose what computers must be analyzed in the report (All, Managed by console, Managed by backup server).
- [For Protected VMs report] In the Job type list, choose what type of Veeam Backup & Replication jobs must be analyzed in the report (All, Backup, Replication, Backup Copy, Backup to Tape, Snapshot, Replica Snapshot).
- [For Protected Computers, Protected VMs reports] In the Exclusion mask (names) field, specify a mask for excluding computers or VMs from the report scope.
The mask will be evaluated against the computer or VM names. You can use the ‘*’ (asterisk) and ‘?’ (question mark) wildcards in the mask. The ‘*’ (asterisk) character stands for zero or more characters. The ‘?’ (question mark) stands for a single character. For example, if you want to exclude from the report VM replicas with default names created with Veeam Backup & Replication, you can specify a mask with the ‘*_replica’ name query.
You can specify more than one mask in the field. Separate multiple masks with commas.
- [For Protected Computers report] In the Group By list, choose how analyzed data must be grouped in the report (by Agent or Backup Policy).
- [For Protected Computers report] In the Guest OS list, choose what type of guest OS must be analyzed in the report (Windows, Linux, macOS).
- [For Protected File Shares report] In the Backup type list, choose what type of backup retention must be analyzed in the report (All, Primary Backup, Archive).
- At the Schedule step of the wizard, specify a schedule according to which the report must be generated:
- If you do not want to generate the report automatically, leave the No schedule option selected.
- To generate the report automatically, in accordance with a specific schedule, select the Daily at option and specify when and how often the report must be generated.
- At the Summary step of the wizard, review the report configuration and click Finish.