fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?

Last post 11-21-2018, 6:03 PM by Ananda V. 7 replies.
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  • fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 08-02-2018, 4:39 PM

    Hi,

     

    The Commvault I inherited has VM subclients all over the places. Is there an easist way to find out whether a particular VM has been included in a backup? I could have Commcell console to show VMs in adddition to physical hosts but I have 100s if not 1000 VMs (presumably were included because it was discovered) and it almost hangs my Console and I had to restart the console for it to show. I could also do reports but it's not that straightforward. I am hoping there is a real easy way to look up whether a VM is being backed up.

    Please advise. Thanks,

  • Re: fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 08-03-2018, 2:12 PM

    Hi there,

    You have a few reports in the Web console which could be useful:

    VM Backup

    VM Backup Coverage Report

    Virtual Machine Protection in Last 30 Days

    Hope it helps

    Mat

  • Re: fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 08-10-2018, 10:42 AM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 12-12-2018, 2:21 PM Liam
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    If the machine isn't seen in the GUI, open control panel and go to user preferences and choose to show virtually discovered machines. Find the machine (you can cntl+f) in the client list. Right click on the client name (not Windows FS or anything beneath) and look at the job history. You should see a virtual job if its being backed up by the VSA.

  • Re: fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 08-31-2018, 2:45 PM

    From the Report Selection screen choose "License Summary" on the left.

    On the right, under "usage based licenses" check off VM.

    To make it easier to read/sort/search, on the Output tab at the top select for the format "text and comma delemited.  Open it in Excel.

    I use that all the time for VMs

  • Re: fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 09-07-2018, 9:33 AM

    Go to Tools > Users Preferences > Client Computer Filter

     

    Make sure "Show Virtual Machines" is checked. Let the client list refresh and you should see VMs with greyed out icon.

  • Re: fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 09-08-2018, 12:56 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 12-12-2018, 2:21 PM Liam
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    If I'm not mistaken, there is typically an automatic group created for each Virtual Server iDA as well. 

    Running a job summary report for the VSA client in question or a Job ID with 'protected machines' enabled in the options will show you the list of machines that were backed up. 

  • Re: fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 11-21-2018, 12:24 PM

    You can actually get that info out of VMware if that's any easier.  CommVault sets a Last Backup attribute for each VM.  You can view the VMs for a host or for a datacenter, then add the field named "Last Backup".  Up until vSphere 6.5 you could even sort by that field.  If you are on 6.5 you can export the VMs into a CSV file and sort or filter via Excel or whatever as an alternative.


    If you've got some background in PowerShell, you can query your vCenter for this info that way too, outputting it to straight text, csv, etc.

  • Re: fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 11-21-2018, 6:03 PM

    Easiest and quickest way to check if VM backedup or not is run powershell command

    Get-LastBackup -VMName <MyVM>

    if you want to get whole list of protected or not protected Vms

    .Example
    Get-VMlist -Filter Protected --> lists all protected VMs
    .Example
    Get-VMlist -Filter UnProtected -->lists all Unprotected VMs
     
    Thanks 
    ANand
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