Rackspace Cloud Backup - Backup Information


Getting Started with Rackspace Cloud Backup - Part 3

How to View Backup Information

On the last page, we discussed How to Create a Backup. Once your Backup is set up, you might want to confirm its settings, make sure a clean up or restore finished properly, or even manually kick off a job before its scheduled. Or, you may want to quickly view all of your backup activity at once. This page describes how to do it.

You may view either a single backup's activities or all activities for all backups.

 

View a Single Backup's Information

  1. Click the Backup tab at the top of the screen.
  2. Click Backups link from the Backup navigation.
    The list of Backups displays.

The List of Backups lists all the Backup processes you currently have on your account.

All Backups

Find a Backup

  • The List of Backups has three columns: Backup Name, Server, and Time for Next Backup. Each of these columns is sortable by clicking its title.
  • If you have a long List of Backups, you may search for the one you want in the Search field. It has the text, "Search X backups..." in it.

View a Backup's Settings

  • View the Backup's settings by clicking its name from the List of Backups.

Details for a Single Backup

The Backup Details Screen displays the configuration details for the Backup.

Below the Backup Configuration details is the Backup Activity list.

The Backup Activity list displays all the actions a Backup has done (such as Backup, Cleanup, or Restore) listed historically. The most recent actions are on top.

  • Limit Single Backup Activity by Search

    If you have a long list of activities, you may limit your list by doing a search. Enter your search term in the box marked "Search X activities...", where x is the number of activities you have.

    Note: the number of listed activities varies, based on how often you backup runs and how long you save them.

    You may search with the following terms:

    • Backup
    • Restore
    • Cleanup
    • Fail | Complete | Skipped

You may view the details of a Backup's activity by clicking "Show Details" in its entry.

You may also view the server details by clicking its name, or re-display the Backup Details Screen by clicking the Backup's name in the activity entry.

Perform Backup

If you do not want to wait for the next scheduled backup, you may trigger a manual backup by clicking the "Perform Backup" button in the Activity section.

 

View All Backup Activity

You may view all the backup activity for all of your systems by clicking the Activity tab on the Backup navigation.

All Activity for All Backups

The Backup Activity list displays all the actions the Backups have done (such as Backup, Cleanup, or Restore) listed historically. The most recent actions are on top.

  • Limit All Account Activity by Search

    If you have a long list of activities, you may limit your list by doing a search. Enter your search term in the box marked "Search X activities...", where x is the number of activities you have.

    Note: the number of listed activities varies, based on how often you backup runs and how long you save them.

    You may search by the following terms:

    • Backup
    • Restore
    • Cleanup
    • [Backup Name]
    • [System Name]
    • Fail | Complete | Skipped

You may view the details of a Backup's activity by clicking "Show Details" in its entry.

You may also view the server details by clicking its name, or re-display the Backup Details Screen by clicking the Backup's name in the activity entry.



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