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How to monitor the result of CA Arcserve Backup?



Has anyone an idea how to monitor the result of a backup made with CA Arcserve r12.5?


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Created on May 31, 2010 6:54:31 AM

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Please take a look at this article:

Backup Exec SNMP

Maybe Arcserve is able to send SNMP Traps or create Windows Event Log entries that you can monitor as well.

Created on May 31, 2010 8:00:06 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 31, 2010 8:06:19 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



Thanks for your answer, but the problem is, that Arcserve has for every status a seperate OID. I want to know, if anybody has an idea how to monitor the state of the last Backup-Job in only one sensor.

I tried it with eventlog, but there i have the problem, that the last check-result isn't the last entry. Only the first result after an entry in the log is the notification given form Arcserve. The second check indicates "0" - so I can't see, if there was an problem with the backup.

Created on May 31, 2010 9:12:07 AM



Maybe you can have Arcserve send an email notification on a failed/incomplete job to a mailbox that PRTG is monitoring with the 'email count' sensor. I'm not sure off-hand if you can set up a PRTG notification to fire only when the value changes. If you can then that seems like it might work.

I also use Arcserve but never tried to monitor it with PRTG. I simply have Arcserve email me directly if a job fails or is incomplete.

Created on Nov 19, 2012 3:23:58 AM



please take a look at


send the mail your backup solution produces for each backup job and send it to a dedicated mailbox and then use the IMAP sensor to analyze that mails.

Created on Nov 19, 2012 10:47:17 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

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