Policy status on a machine
To see this parameter, select any group of machines in the tree, then select the machine, and then select the Backup policies tab on the Information pane.
In each of the states, the backup policy can have one of the following statuses: Error; Warning; OK. While the policy is in the Deployed state, its status reflects how successfully the policy is executed. While the policy is in any other state, its status reflects how successfully the policy is being modified.
Policy status when data to back up is not found on a machine
A backup policy can be applied to a machine that does not have data meeting the selection rules. No error or warning will be logged during the policy deployment because it is assumed that the data may appear in the future. A backup plan is created as usual and the policy state is changed to Deployed.
If no data to back up is found at the time when the backup task starts, the task will fail and the policy status will turn to Error. If at least one of the data items is found, the backup task will succeed with a warning. The policy status will change accordingly.
The backup tasks will start on schedule as specified by the policy and produce a similar result until all data items appear on the machine or the policy is edited to exclude the non-existent data items.
Assume, the selection rule states that the policy has to back up volumes D: and F:. The policy is applied to both Linux and Windows machines. Once the first backup is started, the policy gets the Error status on the Linux machines and on the Windows machines that do not have such volumes. The policy gets the Warning status on Windows machines that have either a D: or F: volume, unless an event that will result in an error occurs.
The policy that has to back up the [System] and the /dev/sda1 volumes, will get the Warning status on the Windows machines (since /dev/sda is not found) and on the Linux machines that have the /dev/sda1 volume (since the [System] volume is not found). The policy will get the Error status on Linux machines that do not have a SCSI device.
The following table provides details.
In addition to the deployment state and status as related to a specific machine, the backup policy has the deployment state and status on a group of machines and the cumulative deployment state and status of the policy.