Managing and Monitoring Data Collection > Generic Backup Data Collector Policy
   
Version 9.1
Generic Backup Data Collector Policy
APTARE StorageConsole Backup Manager can report on data from backup products that are not native to StorageConsole—such as PureDisk, BakBone, and BrightStor. Using the backup vendor’s export feature, create a comma-separated values (CSV) file. The StorageConsole Data Collection process will import the data into the Portal database, to be included in StorageConsole reports, such as the Job Summary report. The data can be scheduled for regular collection intervals.
Prerequisites: A Data Collector must exist in the Portal, to which you will add Data Collector Policies. For specific prerequisites and supported configurations, see the APTARE StorageConsole 9.1 Certified Configurations Guide.
1. Click Add and select Generic Backup.
2. Enter or select the parameters. Mandatory parameters are denoted by an asterisk (*):
Field
Description
Sample Value
Domain
The domain identifies the top level of your host group hierarchy. The name was supplied during the installation process. All newly discovered hosts are added to the root host group associated with this domain. If you are a Managed Services Provider, each of your customers will have a unique domain with its own host group hierarchy.
To find your Domain name select Admin > Servers and Domains > Domains.
yourdomain
Backup Management Server*
Select the backup product management server e.g., Generic Backup Server) with which the Data Collector will communicate. The selected management server is used to associate the data file with a server.
 
File Path*
The absolute file path on the Data Collector Server where the CSV data file is located. Typically, C:\\Program Files\\Aptare\\mbs\\logs\\genericBackups.csv for Windows, or /opt/aptare/mbs/logs/genericBackups.csv for Linux.
/opt/aptare/mbs/logs/genericBackups.csv
Details
Check the box to activate details collection.
Click the clock icon to create a schedule frequency. You can schedule the collection frequency by minute, hour, day, week and month. Relative schedules are relative to when the Data Collector is restarted. Advanced use of native CRON strings is also available.
CRON example:
*/30 * * * *
3. Click OK to save the policy.