Vault Stats

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Use Vault Stats to gain a detailed perspective of individual Vault activity on the network. One or multiple Vault Stats can be open at a time. Vault Stats provides perspective for daily management and troubleshooting issues that may arise on the network.

To access Vault Stats:

1.From Network Activity, move the mouse pointer over a Vault symbol, and right-click.
2.From the shortcut menu, select Vault Stats.

Vault Stats requires a minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 1024.

Use for Monitoring Individual Vault Details and Performance

Vault Stats Menu Items

Menu Items

Description

File > Exit

Close the application.

Help > Current Page

Open online help to the Vault Stats webpage.

Help > Vault Stats Overview

Open online help with focus on Vault Stats.

Help > Contents

Open the local version of online help.

Help > Online Help

Open the web-based version of online help.

Help > Online Support

Open Technical Support webpage.

Help > About Vault Stats

Open the About Vault Stats window.

Vault Stats Anatomy

Vault Stats displays elements to monitor such as Vault information, performance, communication, and drive and media information. The following describes each pane within the Vault Stats window:

Vault Configuration bar

Located in the Vault Stats upper-right part of the window, the Configuration bar displays information about the Vault's identity and capabilities based on the media resources available to it.

See Individual Vault Information and Capabilities

Some of the details in the pane include Vault name, manufacturer, device type, security level applied to Vault, number of drives, and media information.

The System Status can be Nominal, Media Request, or Trouble, and switches between the three depending on actual status.

Nominal - Everything is okay.
Media Request - Request for offline media to be reloaded.
Trouble - Indicates a serious problem.

Vault Activity pane

Located in the Vault Stats upper-left part of the window, the Vault activity pane displays the overall performance in files per second and megabytes per second.

Use to Monitor Vault Performance

Files per Second - Monitors performance of data transfer to and from Vaults.
Mbytes per Second - Displays data transfer performance from clients or Vaults.

Vault Communication pane

Located in the Vault Stats upper-middle part of the window, the Vault communication pane displays connection activity. Connections can be between clients engaged in job activity, or connections to other Vaults during data migration or replication activity. Connection types are color coded to define different activities. See Network Activity Symbols.

Monitor Connections between Vaults or Clients

Media Information panes

Located in the Vault Stats mid-section of the window, the media information panes include a list of media available in the Vault and then the media detail.

Select Media to View Media Details

From the media information pane, select a unit of media. The corresponding set of information about the media unit displays in the media detail pane.

Vault Statistics and Vault Space dials

Located in the Vault Stats lower-left part of the window, the Vault statistics and Vault space panes provide details about media in Vaults.

Monitor Vault Statistics and Vault Space Capacities

The left pane displays the Vault media statistics, and the right pane displays Vault space dials - each meaning the following:

Left dial - Displays the percentage of the media population capacity used. It compares the amount of media loaded in the Information Repository to the amount of media that can be loaded into the Vault. For example, if a data tape library-based Vault can hold ten data tapes and has only eight loaded, the dial would indicate an 80% media population. If using hard disk Vaults, the dial would be a 100% all the time.
Middle dial - Displays the overall Vault space used by stored and managed files. A dial reading of 100% would mean there is no space available.
Right dial - Displays how much unneeded data is on a Vault waiting to be purged. This indicator is typically used with sequential write media formats, such as data tape. Media with non-sequential formats, such as hard disk, usually purge files immediately when a purge cycle starts. The purge files then make room for added space to the Information Repository. Data tape media requires files to be copied to other media units while reformatting the original media to complete a purge cycle. In this case, the dial would indicate how much space could be made available through the purge cycle operation.

Drive Information

Located in the Vault Stats right part of the window, each drive information pane is determined in the following way:

Data Tape - One drive information pane displays for every drive in the data tape library.
Hard Disk - One drive information pane displays for each data stream connection. The data stream limitations are set in Vault Admin Properties, in the Device tab, Connection Resources group. The data stream connections determine how many sessions can be running at any one time in a Vault. Setting data stream connections can help limit usage so the network does not get saturated.

Up to four drive panes can be displayed concurrently, but additional drive panes can be displayed by clicking the Previous or Next buttons. The drive information stack rotates up or down, one pane for each button click.

Monitor Individual Drive Information and Performance

Each drive pane has three basic parts:

Top part - Displays drive information of name or number, the media technology it is based on, its use and problem history, and drive cleaning and life cycle information.
Bottom part - Displays information about the media the drive is using. This is the same information provided in the Vault statistics pane.
Right part - Displays the drive performance, and read or write speed in near real-time. For data tape drive, the dial specifically shows the I/O (input/output) transfer rate throughout the drive. For hard disk, the dial shows data streaming usage.