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Monitor backup operations

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You can monitor the progress of different backup operations by using the SnapCenterJobs page. You might want to check the progress to determine when it is complete or if there is an issue.

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The following icons appear on the Jobs page and indicate the corresponding state of the operations:

  • In progress icon In progress

  • Completed icon Completed successfully

  • Failed icon Failed

  • Completed with warnings icon Completed with warnings or could not start due to warnings

  • Verification job is queued Queued

  • cancel icon Canceled


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Monitor.

  2. In the Monitor page, click Jobs.

  3. In the Jobs page, perform the following steps:

    1. Click filter icon to filter the list so that only backup operations are listed.

    2. Specify the start and end dates.

    3. From the Type drop-down list, select Backup.

    4. From the Status drop-down, select the backup status.

    5. Click Apply to view the operations completed successfully.

  4. Select a backup job, and then click Details to view the job details.

    Note Though the backup job status displaysCompleted icon, when you click on job details you might see that some of the child tasks of the backup operation are still in progress or marked with warning signs.
  5. In the Job Details page, click View logs.

    The View logs button displays the detailed logs for the selected operation.

Monitor operations in the Activity pane

The Activity pane displays the five most recent operations performed. The Activity pane also displays when the operation was initiated and the status of the operation.

The Activity pane displays information regarding backup, restore, clone, and scheduled backup operations. If you are using Plug-in for SQL Server or Plug-in for Exchange Server, the Activity pane also displays information about the reseed operation.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.

  2. Click activity pane icon on the Activity pane to view the five most recent operations.

    When you click one of the operations, the operation details are listed in the Job Details page.