Cumulative state and status of a policy
In addition to the deployment state and status as related to a specific machine or group, the backup policy has a cumulative deployment state and a cumulative status.
The cumulative state of a backup policy
To see this parameter, select Backup policies in the tree. The Deployment state column displays the cumulative deployment state for each policy.
This state is defined as a combination of deployment states of the policy on all machines the policy is applied to (directly or through inheritance). If the policy is currently not applied to any machine, it does not have a deployment state and the column shows “Not applied”.
For example, you applied the policy to machine A. The policy was successfully deployed. Then you modify the policy and immediately apply it to the group consisting of machines B and C. The policy has to be updated on A and deployed to B and C. While the processes take place, the policy’s cumulative state may look like “Updating, Deploying”, then change to “Updating, Deployed” or “Deployed, Deploying” and will normally end up with “Deployed”.
The cumulative status of a backup policy
To see this parameter, select Backup policies in the tree. The Status column displays the cumulative status for each policy.
This status is defined as the most severe status of the policy on all machines the policy is applied to. If the policy is not applied to any machine, its status is “OK”.