Backup Job Test

This test reports the general statistics pertaining to the Backup Exec server running on the Windows network.

Target of the test : A Symantec Backup server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The port number at which the Symantec Backup server listens to. By default, this is NULL.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Backup job count

Indicates the number of backup jobs in-progress during the current test execution cycle.


A very high value indicates heavy load on the backup server.

Backup job run time

Indicates the time taken by all backup jobs.



Backup device wait time

Indicates the total time backup jobs have spent waiting for a storage device.



Backup mount time

Indicates the total time all backup jobs have spent waiting for media to be mounted in a storage device.



Total bytes

This indicates the size (in megabytes) of the data that was backed up since the last measurement period. 


This measure also indicates how active the backup server is, currently.

A sudden low trend indicates that there could be an error in reading the data from the media.