The Protection Report provides statistics that compare historical recovery point availability with existing recovery points for both short-term and long-term protection. The data is collected per computer or protection group and aggregated for all protection groups.
Frequently asked questions
While you are reviewing the data in the Protection Report, you might have questions about how to use the data or interpret the report.
What do numbers for short-term protection and long-term protection indicate?
Short-term protection creates recovery points that are taken frequently and that are kept for a relatively short while, typically to disk, if you set up D2D2T protection, or to tape if you have set up D2T protection. These recovery points might not currently exist. The Protection Report tracks the number of short-term recovery points that existed during the corresponding time period against the expected number. Use this number to judge how well DPM has been able to keep up with the requirements of the protection policy defined for the protection group.
Long-term protection creates tape recovery points at chosen intervals. Use this number from various time periods to identify gaps in your long-term protection.
Why are there more available recovery points than the expected recovery points?
This can happen if you instructed DPM to create recovery points on demand or if you changed the protection policy to have fewer recovery points.