Backup Jobs Test

This test reports the general statistics pertaining to the Backup Exec server running on the Windows network. This test is disabled by default, and has been retained only to ensure backware compatability with previous versions of eG Enterprise. This test is disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick the Symantec Backup Server as the Component type, set Performance as the Test type, choose the test from the disabled tests list, and click on the < button to move the test to the ENABLED TESTS list. Finally, click the Update button.

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

Active job count

Indicates the number of jobs currently active that are either running or pending.


A high value indicates how active the backup server is, currently. A low value is indicative of lack of activity in the backup server. 

Failed jobs

This refers to the  number of backup jobs that failed since the last time the test was executed.


A high value of this measure indicates that the backup server is unable to verify or open the object for backup.

Check the media for errors.

Successful jobs

This refers to the number of backup jobs that were completed successfully since the last time the test was executed.


A high value of this measure indicates the good health of the backup server.

A low value indicates that the backup jobs could be aborting or are being skipped due to errors in opening the objects or in the media.