Overview

Retrospect Management Console has a detailed dashboard for monitoring your entire backup infrastructure, across instances, sites, and even customers. Let’s walk through each section of the dashboard to discuss how you can use it to understand the current status of your business’s data protection strategy.

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The left side of the screen is used for navigation. Retrospect Management Console allows you to create a main organization as well as managed organizations. Managed Organizations allow you to logically group Retrospect instances, based on the remote site or, in the case of partners, a specific customer.

Retrospect Management Console supports Retrospect Backup and Retrospect Virtual. These instances of Retrospect are part of an organization, based on the UUID that you supplied to it, and they appear under that organization on the left. Next to each instance is a status. There are four statuses:

  • Green: The Retrospect instance has contacted the service within the last 24 hours.

  • Yellow: The Retrospect instance has not contacted the service within the last 24 hours. The last contact date is displayed if you click in the specific instance.

  • Red: The Retrospect instance sent too much data for the service and was throttled.

  • Gray: The user created the Retrospect instance on the service using Automatic Onboarding, but the Retrospect instance has not contacted the service yet.

If you see the red status, please contact Retrospect Support.

Note that monitoring above the per-engine level and management features require a Retrospect Management Console Add-on for each engine or a Retrospect Partner account. Please contact Retrospect Sales if you are a partner.


Activities

Running activities are displayed here.


ProactiveAI

Each Retrospect Backup instance sends its ProactiveAI statuses to Retrospect Management Console, and those are summarized here. You can see which sources are protected or not protected with ProactiveAI and their respective statuses. It should be all green, unless you have a subset of sources protected by scheduled scripts.

Note that Retrospect Virtual 2020 data will not show up here.


Backup Report

Each Retrospect Backup instance sends its backup summaries to Retrospect Management Console, and those are summarized here. You can see all of the sources within the scope of your search and their statuses:

  • Green: This is a source with a successful backup.

  • Orange: This is a source with a failed backup.

  • Black: This is a source with a stopped backup.

  • Gray: This is an unprotected source.

This coloring gives you an at-a-glance check for how your backups are doing. If they are not all green, you should drill into which ones are not fully protected.

Note that Retrospect Virtual 2020 data will not show up here.


Backups

This is a list of the backups within the last 14 days and how much data they backed up.


Most Recent

This is a list of the most recently protected sources and the date they were last protected.


No Backups in 7 Days

This is a list of sources that have had no backup in 7 days.


Storage Map

Each Retrospect instance sends the storage it uses, so that Retrospect Management Console can map that into a holistic view of your entire data footprint. You can see how much data each backup set takes up and the total amount used.


Storage

This is a list of the backup sets and their usage.


Storage Predictions

Storage Predictions takes the current analytics for each set and predicts how much data will likely be used in the next week and the next month. You can use this to estimate when to add more storage or when Retrospect grooming will occur to free up space.