Backup Processes Test

For every process pattern configured for a Backup SQL server, the process test reports a variety of CPU and memory statistics. By default, the test reveals the current status and resource usage of the critical SQL server process.

Target of the test : A Backup SQL server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results per process pattern specified.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.


The port at which the specified Host listens.


In the Process text box, enter a comma separated list of names:pattern pairs which identify the process(es) associated with the server being considered. processName is a string that will be used for display purposes only. processPattern is an expression of the form - expr or expr or expr or expr or *expr1*expr2*... or expr1*expr2, etc. A leading ‘*’ signifies any number of leading characters, while a trailing ‘*’ signifies any number of trailing characters. The pattern(s) used vary from one application to another and must be configured per application. For example, for an iPlanet application server (Nas_server), there are three processes named kcs, kjs, and kxs associated with the application server. For this server type, in the Process text box, enter “kcsProcess:*kcs*, kjsProcess:*kjs*, kxsProcess:*kxs*, where * denotes zero or more characters. Other special characters such as slashes (\) can also be used while defining the process pattern. For example, if a server’s root directory is /home/egurkha/apache and the server executable named httpd exists in the bin directory, then, the process pattern is “*/home/egurkha/apache/bin/httpd*”.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Processes running

Number of instances of a process(es) currently executing on a host.


This value indicates if too many or too few processes corresponding to an application are executing on the host.

CPU utilization

Percentage of CPU used by executing process(es) corresponding to the pattern specified.


A very high value could indicate that processes corresponding to the specified pattern are consuming excessive CPU resources.

Memory utilization

For one or more processes corresponding to a specified set of patterns, this value represents the ratio of the resident set size of the processes to the physical memory of the host system, expressed as a percentage.


A sudden increase in memory utilization for a process(es) may be indicative of memory leaks in the application.