Job Details (Virtual Machine Status)

The Virtual Machine Status tab of the Job Details dialog box provides information about virtual machines (VMs) in a backup job that is in progress (from Job Controller) or completed (from Backup History).

Double-click the entry for a virtual machine to view status details for that VM.

VM Name

The name of the virtual machine.

Host

The host name for the machine where the source virtual machine resides.

Status

The status of the backup for the VM (such as COMPLETED, PENDING, or FAILED).

Failure Reason

For failed backups, a brief description of the reason for the failure.

Backup Agent

The name of the agent that performed the backup.

Backup Size

The amount of data backed up after eliminating white spaces; data that was written and deleted still counts as reserved (allocated) space.

For more information about sizes of virtual machine backups, see How is VM size calculated for capacity licensing?

Backup Start Time

The date and time that the backup of the VM began.

Backup End Time

The date and time that the backup of the VM finished.

VM Size

The total space allocated for the virtual machine, calculated as the sum of the maximum disk sizes for all of the virtual machine's hard disks. VM size is usually larger than guest size because virtual machine disks are often thin provisioned.

VMware Tools or Integration Services

Whether VMware Tools or Microsoft Integration Services is installed and running on the VM.

Guest Size

The actual space used on the storage volume for the virtual machine. For Linux virtual machines, the Guest Size appears as 0.

Powered Off by current job

Whether the VM was powered off for the backup job.

Operating System

The operating system version for the VM.

The following summary information is shown for the backup job:

  • Total Virtual Machines

    The total number of VMs in the backup job.

  • Successful Virtual Machines

    The number of VMs that were successfully backed up.

  • Skipped Virtual Machines

    The number of VMs that were skipped because they were not not available for backup at the time the job ran.

  • Pending Virtual Machines

    The number of VMs that have not yet been backed up for a job that is in progress.

  • Failed Virtual Machines

    The number of VMs that could not be backed up during the job.

  • Virtual Machines Partially Successful

    The number of VMs that were backed up with errors.

  • Virtual Machines in Progress

    The number of VMs that are currently being backed up for a job that is in progress.

Status Details for VM

The name of the virtual machine is displayed in the title bar of the dialog box.

Some status information is specific to the hypervisor (such as VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V).

Host

The host name for the machine where the source virtual machine resides.

Status

The status of the backup for the VM (such as COMPLETED, PENDING, or FAILED).

Failure Reason

For failed backups, a brief description of the reason for the failure.

VM Archive Management status

Indicates whether a VM was archived by the backup job.

Proxy

The name of the proxy that performed the backup.

Backup Size

The amount of data backed up after eliminating white spaces; data that was written and deleted still counts as reserved (allocated) space.

Backup Start Time

The date and time that the backup of the VM began.

Backup End Time

The date and time that the backup of the VM finished.

VM Size

The total space allocated for the virtual machine, calculated as the sum of the maximum disk sizes for all of the virtual machine's hard disks. VM size is usually larger than guest size because virtual machine disks are often thin provisioned.

VMware Tools or Integration Services

Whether VMware Tools or Microsoft Integration Services is installed and running on the VM.

Guest Size

The actual space used on the storage volume for the virtual machine.

Powered Off by current job

Whether the VM was powered off for the backup job.

Operating System

The operating system version for the VM.

Transport Mode

(VMware only) The transport mode for the job: nbd, nbdssl, san, or hotadd.

CBT Status

(VMware only) Whether Changed Block Tracking (CBT) was enabled for the job.

Hardware Version

(VMware only) The hardware version of the VM.

Backup Type

(VMware only) The method used to perform the backup (VADP or VCB).