Backup exec job status says updating
In this tip I have tried to put forth a solution to monitor your backup/restore progress.
Normally we take a backup or restore a database either through the SSMS or through a script. Now let's see how to monitor progress in all the three cases.
The Backup Exec Agent for VMware and Hyper-V provides comprehensive protection of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines through integration with Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware v Storage APIs for Data Protection (VADP).
Additionally, by executing post-processing tasks that do not impact the backup window, such as log truncation, collection of metadata, and catalog creation, Backup Exec delivers highly optimized backup and fast, agile recovery of granular application data directly from storage.
This agent extends the Backup Exec advanced agent technology to Linux operating systems by providing full, incremental, and differential backup support, restore capabilities, and client-side deduplication for supported distributions of Linux.
Please note: For data deduplication, the Deduplication Option must be licensed separately.
Scripts can be also be used to backup or restore a database and you can use the keyword STATS' in the script to monitor progress.
If the database exists, RESTORE permissions default to members of the sysadmin and dbcreator fixed server roles and the owner (dbo) of the database. A screen similar to the below images will open depending if you are doing a backup or restore.
You can monitor the progress on the lower left side of the GUI as shown in the below images.
This provides added flexibility and reduced bandwidth requirements for backup jobs, especially for larger backups on those remote Linux servers.
Backup Exec Deduplication Option easily reduces data backup storage while optimizing network utilization across physical and virtual environments.
You can run this script, which will give you output simliar to to the screenshot below.