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

Last post 08-10-2018, 10:42 AM by Liam. 2 replies.
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  • fastest way to find out whether a VM is backed up?
    Posted: 08-02-2018, 4:39 PM



    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


  • 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: 08-14-2018, 3:33 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.

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