Backup Manager Forecasting Reports > Scratch Pool Forecast Report
Version 10.0.00
Scratch Pool Forecast Report
Use Search to find a template, report or dashboard by name. Search is case insensitive, supports partial entries, and will display a list of potential matches.
As you enter the name in the Search field, up to 10 potential matches are displayed. If the template, report or dashboard is shown, you can select and run it directly from the match list. You can also click All Items in the match list to go directly to the Search Results.
StorageConsole provides different navigation options to slice and examine your collected data. You can explore the data by using the APTARE customizable report templates or by using parts of your IT infrastructure as entry points. The Inventory Navigator serves as a browser for your infrastructure by object type. See also Exploring Your Inventory.
Use the Reports tab to examine the StorageConsole catalog of templates, dashboards and reports - organized by products along with user-created, and system folders. This report is located here:
This report is applicable to only NetBackup, Networker, TSM, and CommVault Simpana.
A scratch pool is a repository of media that is available to backup servers. There are a few things that affect the availability of media in a scratch pool:
If your backup servers run out of media, they automatically take and use media from the scratch pool.
If your backup servers delete data, making media available, they automatically add the recycled media to the scratch pool.
When you clean tapes or expire tapes, you temporarily or permanently affect the pool of media.
Note: The current day is treated as the future for the purpose of forecasting.
Because backup success is tied directly to scratch pools, it’s important that you monitor and forecast media usage in the scratch pools.
The Scratch Tape Usage and Forecast Report provides the following information:
# of Tapes drives
The number of tape drives in all tape libraries for the report scope that you specified.
Mouse-over each bar to retrieve the following information:
Average scratch tapes used previously
Maximum scratch tape used previously
Average scratch tapes forecasted
Maximum scratch tapes forecasted