DPM reporting offers six standard reports that you can generate, review, and analyze. These reports help you realize the full benefits of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007. The following table lists the reports and their definitions. You can click the links to view more details about the reports.

Report Type Description

Status Report

Includes status of recently run recovery point creation and recovery jobs. The report shows trends in the frequency of errors that occur and lists the number of alerts.

Disk Utilization Report

Provides a summary view of disk capacity, allocation, and usage of disk space for the DPM storage pool. The data is collected per computer and is aggregated for all computers. You can use this report to identify the costs associated with backup for various protected computers plus identify trends in disk usage to plan for capacity.

Protection Report

Provides statistics that compare recovery point availability for short-term and long-term protection. You can use this information to determine whether backup jobs have been successful and to identify gaps in backups. The data is collected per computer or protection group and is aggregated for all protection groups.

Recovery Report

Provides details about recovery times and statistics of recovery jobs for tracking recovery performance. The data is collected per computer or protection group and is aggregated for all computers.

Tape Management Report

Provides details for managing tape rotation and decommissioning tapes. The report also displays which tapes are due to be brought back from recycling. The data is collected per library and aggregated for all libraries.

Tape Utilization Report

Provides trends in tape utilization to assist in capacity planning and making decisions about allocating additional tapes.

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