5 1 0:About Monitoring

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Monitoring SEP sesam environment is important for ensuring the reliability and effectiveness of backup and restore processes. SEP sesam offers various features and capabilities, providing insights into job completion status, errors, storage usage, and more. The monitoring tools contribute to a robust and reliable data protection strategy, enabling users to manage, monitor and control SEP sesam jobs effectively, and to proactively manage and optimize their backup environment.

Key features

The monitoring functionality provides the following features:

  • SEP sesam dashboard provides a quick overview of your environment, and enables you to track the progress of jobs, view the completed jobs, the upcoming events, the statistical information, and more. For detailed information the dashboard directs you to the corresponding monitoring view.
  • Various monitoring views provide detailed insight into running and completed jobs with focus on specific job types or contexts, and enable tracking the status and details of backups, restores, migrations, and other actions.
  • Monitoring features offer real-time metrics for job completion status, errors, and storage usage.
  • In the monitoring views, a button for available actions (3 vertical dots icon) opens a context menu, offering actions that can be executed for the selected items, for example, you can start a backup, restart failed backups, lock a backup, or start a restore.
  • Integrated email notification system enables sending automated notifications about critical events, job statuses, and other relevant updates by email.
While monitoring functions are still available in the desktop GUI, their use is deprecated and not recommended for monitoring and reporting purposes. The Web UI provides enhanced functionality and is the recommended interface for monitoring tasks and real-time insights into your SEP sesam environment.

Monitoring SEP sesam environment

This section provides a general overview of context views available for monitoring your SEP sesam environment. For detailed descriptions of specific windows and actions, see Monitoring in Web UI.

Last Backup State

Overview of the last run of each backup task. This view is useful for identifying backup tasks with unsuccessful last backups. The information is organized into tabs for active backup tasks, which are still backed up regularly, and inactive backup tasks, where backups are no longer running.
A backup task can be expanded to display the last 10 backups of this task.
Available actions include restarting failed backups, starting, locking and migrating backups.



This view provides detailed information on the backup results, and offers options to filter results by date, state, task, and more. The first tab Backups displays the results per task. The second tab Backup groups groups the backup results by backup (task) group. An additional tab is also available that displays backups for which retention period has not expired, even though the backup task itself has been deleted.
Available actions include starting or restarting tasks, or locking backups based on user requirements.



This view contains detailed information on migration and replication results and provides options to filter the results by date, status, task and more. The information is displayed in two tabs, showing migration and replication results either individually for each backup copy, or grouped by migration or replication tasks. In each group, only the backup copies for which a migration/replication was necessary since the last run are displayed.
Available actions include starting or restarting tasks based on user requirements.


Commands (Advanced view only)

This view provides detailed information on the command results, and offers options to filter results by date, state, task, and more.
Available actions include starting tasks based on user requirements.


Datastore Actions (Advanced view only)

Overview of data store-related actions, allowing users to monitor and manage data store operations effectively.
Provides actions related to media pools, media, drives, dependencies, and storage utilization.


Tape Actions (Advanced view only)

Provides an overview of tape-related actions, allowing users to monitor and manage tape operations effectively.



Overview of restore results with options to filter by date, task type, restore task, and more.
Available actions include initiating various types of restores based on the task.


Active Jobs

Displays all active jobs, providing detailed information on task types, start time, duration, and more, with options to filter results based on task types and/or backup levels. In additional tabs you can view detailed timeline progress and monitor active drive performance.


Next Events

Provides an overview of all scheduled events for the current day, sorted by date and time, with options to filter results and search for specific events. Events can be expanded to display detailed information. For backup groups, backup events are displayed in groups. In an additional tab you can display a flat structure, where each single event is presented separately.


All results (Advanced view only)

Overview of results for all tasks with options to filter by date, state, event type, task type, clients, and more.


System Events (Advanced view only)

Offers insights into system-related events, particularly useful for SEP sesam Server maintenance. Provides information on processes, daemons, and other critical system elements.


See also

Monitoring in Web UISEP sesam Web UIUser Roles and PermissionsAbout ReportingAbout Logging

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