With backup plans running on a scheduled basis, a couple useful features to configure are the Checkup Report and Export Settings. Implementing these features is considered a DATASTOR Best Practice.
The Checkup Report will provide the status of store tasks and protection plans for the past 24 hours and can be configured to send a report via email to selected recipients, to view from within the application, or both. You may not have a store tasks configured yet. This topic will be covered in a subsequent Getting Started blog.
The Checkup Report is configured from the Checkup Report tab in the Archive Manager > Properties page. The first step is to modify the schedule (click Modify schedule). It is common to schedule the report to run in the early morning hours after nightly backups have completed but can be scheduled to run any time or at multiple times each day by setting triggers in the Triggers Tab.
After setting the schedule select the preferred delivery method. The HTML report is viewable on the Archive Manager > Checkup report tab. If emailed reports are preferred, configure the recipients. Examples on how to configure email reports can be found in the embedded Help of the application. From the main page select Help > Help Topics. In the Search bar type “checkup” and then “List Topics”. Select “Checkup Report” from the listed topics and then select “Display”.
Export and Import Settings
Preparing for the unexpected is what DATASTOR is all about. This includes the possibility of your backup server failing. By exporting DATASTOR system settings, you will be able to quickly recover the Archive Manager server without the need to reconfigure any settings. Using this procedure will also make standard administrative tasks easier. For example, if the OS on the Archive Manager server needs to be upgraded. Restoring your Archive Manager server is as simple as re-installing the software and importing your settings. The Export Setting feature facilitates saving system settings to the cloud or a folder of your choice.
We recommend you configure the automatic export of settings once a week. A step by step tutorial on Exporting Settings is on our support portal here.
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Once you have the application running you’re ready to import system settings. To import saved configuration settings, select the Archive Manager folder and then choose the Import Settings action to launch the Archive Manager Import Settings wizard. You will be prompted for a user name and password of the Scheduled Task's "Run as" user account for running protection plans. All imported tasks will be saved with this "Run as" user account. After importing the Archive Manager settings, close and reopen the Archive Manager user interface to refresh the Archive Manager system.