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How to Use Filters to Search for Jobs

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Filters allow you to display DPM jobs in a variety of ways. You can filter by job, by job status, by protection group or computer, or you can create your own filter using various options.

To use filters

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

  2. Click the Jobs tab. The default filter is Today's jobs.

To create a filter

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

  2. Click the Jobs tab.

  3. On the Actions menu, click Create filter.

  4. Enter a filter name: for example, Scheduled Jobs.

  5. Select the Time from option from the drop-down menu or choose a time.

    noteNote
    If you select Choose date from the pull-down menu, DPM displays a pop-up calendar so that you can click a date.

  6. Select the Time to option from the pull-down menu.

  7. On the Jobs tab, select one or more job types and job status.

  8. On the Protection tab, select whether to group by protection group or by computer, and select the protection group and members for which you want information displayed. Also, if you want DPM to filter jobs on external media, select External tape jobs.

  9. On the Other tab, optionally specify the Time elapsed in Minutes or Hours and the Data transferred in MB and then select or clear the check boxes next to the libraries to which you want to apply the filter.

    noteNote
    DPM allows you to choose a Greater than or Less than value for Time elapsed and Data transferred.

  10. Click Preview to preview the filtered jobs display, or click Save to save the filter.

    ImportantImportant
    You need to refresh the filter to detect jobs of any new or modified protection group.

To refresh a filter

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

  2. On the Jobs tab, select the filter you want to refresh from the Filters pull-down menu.

  3. From the Actions menu, click Refresh filter.

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