Rackspace Cloud Backup - View backup information

  • Last updated on: 2015-12-31
  • Authored by: David Hendler

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Create a backup.

This article describes how to confirm your backup settings, ensure that a cleanup or restore action finished successfully, manually start a job before it’s scheduled, and quickly view all of your backup activity at once.

View information for a single backup

In the Cloud Control Panel, click Backups > Backups in the top navigation bar.

The list of all the backup processes that you currently have on your account is displayed.

Find a backup

The list of backups has three columns: Name, System, and Last Run. You can sort by each column by clicking its title.

If you have a long list of backups, you can search for the one that you want in the Search box.

View the settings and activity for a backup

To view the settings for a particular backup, click its name in the list of backups. The backup details page is displayed.

The Configuration Details section displays the configuration details for the backup.

The Activity list displays all the actions that a backup has performed (such as Backup, Cleanup, and Restore) listed historically. The most recent actions are at the top.

If the list of activities is long, you can limit the list by performing a search. Enter your search term in the Search box. You can search with the following terms:

  • Backup

  • Restore

  • Cleanup (Fail, Complete, Skipped)

View the details of a backup’s activity by clicking View Details in its entry.

You can also view the server details by clicking the name of the server, or you can redisplay the backup details page by clicking the backup’s name in the activity entry.

Perform a backup

If you do not want to wait for the next scheduled backup, you can trigger a manual backup by clicking the Perform Backup button in the Activity section.

View activity for all backups

You can view the backup activity for all of your systems by selecting the Backups > Activity from the top navigation bar of the control panel. The Activity list displays all the actions that the backups have performed (such as Backup, Cleanup, and Restore) listed historically. The most recent actions are at the top.

If the list of activities is long, you can limit your list by performing a search. Enter your search term in the Search box. You can search by the following terms:

  • Backup

  • Restore

  • Cleanup

  • [Backup Name]

  • [System Name]

  • Fail, Complete, Skipped

You can view the details of a backup’s activity by clicking View Details in its entry.

You can also view the server details by clicking the name of the server, or you can display the details page for the backup by clicking the backup’s name in the activity entry.

Next steps

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