Instances

General

This tab allows you to create an "Application definition" and execute on-demand actions like:
  • Clone
  • Backup
  • Restore
  • Delete

Details page

As you can see, the window is divided into several areas as for virtual environment instances.

Application summary

At the top, you can see summarized pieces of information about the Application, such as:
  • Name of application object in vProtect
  • To which command the execution is assigned
  • Which node is backing up this application
  • Short information about the last backup actions
You can also use several function buttons, such as:
  • refresh
  • back to instances list
  • backup
  • restore
  • delete

Backup/Restore Statistics

Daily activity

First, you'll see a daily summary of the backup and restore operations for the last month. This view is called "Daily Summary" and is the default view. You can switch the report between multiple views.

Backup Size

This view shows separate columns for each backup made to the application. Thanks to this, you can easily determine what data increase has occurred on a given app.

Backup Time

A very useful report. It allows you to determine the required window length for backups or, based on the time of individual phases, it is easy to deduce the cause of slow backups.

Transfer Rate

One of the newest reports - now you can easily see how fast the data transfer is.

Restore Duration

A view with the same properties as "Backup Time". It allows us to estimate how long it will take to restore the application backup files in the event of a failure.

Restore Rate

As in the previous case, we also have the transfer speed for the restore job.

Events Calendar

The calendar extends the possibilities of adjacent statistics. It allows you to neatly define the range of days you want to see, and additionally makes a quick summary of the number of backups and restores (top right corner). Blue - the sum of all backups, Green - the sum of successes, Red - the sum of failures.

Bottom menu

In the bottom menu, you can find a large number of tabs, each of which will present different information or will allow you to change the configuration of the particular application.

Backup

The first tab shows all application backups that are currently available and all basic information about them in a list. After pressing the magnifying glass button, you will see additional information. The button next to it allows you to download logs in the form of a .txt file.

Backup History

This tab shows information about all backups made for this application, including those failed, removed (because of retention) or currently executing.

Restore History

This tab is similar to "Backup History". This is a list with basic information about the application restores performed. When you open the details of the selected restore, you will see much more detailed information.

Schedules

In this tab, you can see all the schedules assigned to the application.

Settings

Finally, the last tab. The first two options allow you to change the node selected to perform backups and policies assigned to the application. The third allows you to choose the execution configuration.

Example - How to create an application definition

You need to provide its name and the Command Execution Configuration, and select the node which is going to do the work - for "node" type command executions. If the command execution type is "remote ssh", you also need to provide ssh access. To schedule application backup, you need to select the backup policy - you can find more about policies and schedules in this article: Backup SLAs.

Example - How to restore an application

To perform an on-demand application restore, click the restore button on the right side of the application line.
After clicking on it, you will see a pop-up window where you can customize the restore options.
If you choose the "Restore to filesystem" option, you can select things such as which backup you want to restore, on which node you want to restore files, etc.
The "Restore to application" option differs in that it allows you to restore files to the server where the application is located.**
**This option is available for applications using "Remote SSH" in the command execution configuration