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How to Display Reports

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

You can display both new and historical reports in Internet Explorer through DPM Administrator Console. Before displaying reports for the first time, it is recommended that you allow at least 24 hours of data protection activity to ensure that there is sufficient data to report.

You can use the features of the Reporting Services Web toolbar at the top of each report to customize the report display, to export the report, and to print the report. The following table describes what you can do with each toolbar feature.

 

Feature Description

Page controls

Navigate between report pages by using the First Page, Previous Page, Next Page, and Last Page buttons.

Zoom

Change page magnification. The range is from Page Width to 10%. The default is 100%.

Find | Next

Search for words or phrases within the report. Click Find for the first occurrence of a value; for subsequent occurrences of the same value, click Next.

Export

Select a report format, and export the report in that format. Choose from Web archive (MHTML), Web page for Internet Explorer 5.0 or later (HTML), Acrobat (PDF), or Excel.

Refresh

Refresh the contents of the page.

Print

Print the report.

To display a new report

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Reporting on the navigation bar.

  2. Select a report, and on the Actions pane, click View.

    Alternatively, you can double-click a report or right-click a report in the display pane and click View.

  3. On the New tab, select display options for the report and click OK.

    1. Group by: Choose whether to group items in the report by protected computer or by protection group.

    2. Granularity: Select Weeks, Months, Quarters, or Years.

      The following table explains how DPM interprets each unit of time.

       

      Unit of time Definition

      Week

      Seven days—from Sunday through Saturday.

      Month

      A full month from the first to the last day of the month.

      Quarter

      Jan–Mar, Apr–Jun, Jul–Sept, or Oct–Dec.

      Year

      January 1 to December 31 of a particular year.

    3. Content: Select the time period for which you want to display report data. The time period covered for each report is displayed at the top of the report.

      To exclude the current time period from the report, clear the Include the data for this week check box. This setting is selected by default.

To display historical reports

  1. In the DPM Administrator console, click Reporting on the navigation bar.

  2. Select a report and, on the Actions pane, click View.

    Alternatively, you can double-click a report in the display pane, right-click it, and click View, or you can click View in the History section of the Details pane.

  3. Click the History tab.

  4. From the Available reports list, click the specific report that you want to view and then click OK.

    The Available reports list displays all saved copies of a report. When the number of historical reports saved equals the maximum number specified in the report schedule, the next report that is saved will replace the oldest copy of the report, so you can retain the maximum number of copies at all times.

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