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Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby roordai » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:48 pm

We have our Backup Exec server set up to audit all restore jobs and send a weekly email report; this provides accountability in case anyone is trying to get around file permissions by restoring from a backup. I am looking for a way to provide a similar report on Veeam restore jobs. I could probably do this with a script that crawls the Veeam log directory and emails files with "restore" in the name; not an elegant solution, but it might work. Can anyone suggest a more sophisticated way to accomplish my goal?

Thanks!
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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:38 am

I guess the only way to accomplish is that is to use PowerShell. If you could describe the report you want, our PowerShell gurus might chime in and see what can be done with v6 functionality.
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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby roordai » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:17 pm

I would like to be able to send a report that lists all restore jobs (of any type - FLR, AIR, whole VM, etc.) run within the last seven days, along with date, time, and which VM was restored. The report itself does not need to list a great deal more information than this; it would just be nice to see at a glance whether any restore jobs were performed that warrant investigation.

Is there a way to accomplish this with PowerShell?
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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:18 am

Think so, but try posting in the corresponding subforum, and you may get some help from other community members on that.
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[MERGED] Restore report

Veeam Logoby sdeath » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:58 am

Hello,

I am using Veeam 6.1. Is there any way to produce a report for a restore? I know you can get the statistics but audit are asking for a report as proof of a restore and I can't find a way of doing this.

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Re: Restore report

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:47 pm

Stuart, did you have a chance to look at the session report available in the session's shortcut menu? It contains cumulative session statistics as well as detailed statistics for every VM processed within the particular restore session.
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Re: Restore report

Veeam Logoby sdeath » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:36 pm

Hi Foggy,

Thanks for your reply. Do you mean the restore session under history? This only gives me the statistics. I know I can copy the contents of the log and paste it into document but was hoping for something similar to the html reports for backups. Basically something I can print out and give the auditors.

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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:01 pm

Seems that report is available for the job sessions only, not the restore ones, sorry. Then you might consider PowerShell to create such a report.
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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby sdeath » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:17 pm

Okay, thanks anyway. Maybe I could add as a feature request. Is there anywhere I can do this?
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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:20 pm

On this very forum. ;)
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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby sdeath » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:27 pm

Nice one! Thank you.
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[MERGED] : Feature Request Restore Report

Veeam Logoby Colin » Wed May 07, 2014 7:44 am

I can see that this topic has been raised before [see veeam-backup-replication-f2/report-on-restores-t10367.html?hilit=FLR Report#p45065] but there doesn't appear to have been a Feature Request logged or any solution discovered to provide this basic level functionality.

We have the same requirement as previous posters i.e. provide a detailed report of Restore Jobs for historical and audit records.

I've searched the VBR log files and can't find all the information we require i.e when the Restore Job happened, which items were selected for restore, the location of the restored data and the completion status of the job.

I'm probably displaying my lack of knowledge of VBR her but there doesn't appear to be any historical record of Restore Jobs other than statistics, so I'm assuming that every Restore Job is a one off and can't be repeated without recreating the Job from scratch. The current issue I'm trying to deal with is a File Level Restore Job created by another user who is no longer available to confirm the details of the job created. The Restore Session report in History only shows that a job was initiated through to completed but there'e no information relating to what was selected for restore and where it was restored to, if original location or redirected.

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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed May 07, 2014 8:58 am

Hi, Colin,

Have you already seen the predefined report called "Restore Operator Activity" that is provided in Veeam ONE? Might be exactly what you're looking for.

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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby moutonk » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:23 pm

Case # 02198666
For auditing purposes we need to be able to present reports on backup and restore activities. While for backup jobs this is possible in Veeam Backup & Replication, we do not have that option for restore jobs.

--> Veeam support suggests Veeam One.

I have seen that Veeam ONE offers something like that, but:

* we do NOT have Veeam ONE, nor do we seek to buy/install it (since we are a single Veeam B&R installation site, which is working fine for us)
* why doesn't a standalone, full product like Veeam B&R offer a possibility to run a report on a restore job while you can already do it on a backup job?

When I look at the threads on the Veeam forum this issue was already raised several times on the Veeam forum for years now, so I would have thought (hoped) that Veeam dev would have implemented this in the newest versions.

Auditors (both SOX and internal) become more and more demanding when it comes to proof of execution, and standard reports play an import role in this.
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Re: Report on Restores

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi Kris,

Thank you for your feedback. Full blown reporting (required by auditing) is indeed available in Veeam ONE only (part of Availability Suite), but if you want to create your own report today, maybe these PowerShell scripts will help.

Thanks!
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