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The Task History screen in Server Backup Manager displays a list of the most recent tasks performed by all of your protected machines, such as running a retention policy or merging recovery points.

To access the Task History screen, access the Dashboard page, refer to the Activity Monitor on the right side of the page, and click the View More link at the bottom of the activities list. 
You can also access the Task History screen by manually adding the /TaskHistory/ folder to the Backup Manager address in the browser address bar, such as Note that the address is case sensitive.
From the Task History screen, you can:

  • View a list of the most recent tasks performed by your protected machines.
  • Filter the displayed tasks by task type and state, or use advanced filters to display tasks using multiple search criteria.
  • Click the Actions icon to download the corresponding task details or rerun the specific task.
  • Click a task's corresponding > icon to access additional details for a specific task without leaving the Task History screen.

Task History menu

The following Task History menu buttons are available:

  • Basic List Filter. Allows you to customize the view of the Task History list by applying any of the minimum (most commonly used) filter criteria. For more information about customizing this list, see Customize the Task History list.
  • Show All. Allows you cancel filter settings and view the whole Task History list. For more information about customizing this list, see Customize the Task History list.
  • Clean Task History. Allows you to schedule the task history clean-up.
  • Cancel Active Tasks. Allows you to cancel tasks which are in process.  

The Task History List

The Task History list provides information about running and completed Tasks in a grid format.

You can organize information such as filtering out the items you do not need to see. You can also sort items, limit the number of items displayed per page and specify which columns you want to display. See Customize the Task History list.


  • State. Graphically indicates the task state: Finished, Running, Queued, Canceled, Error, or Duplicate.
    • Finished - Green check indicates that a task has completed successfully.
    • Running - Spinning circle indicates that a task is currently running.
    • Queued - Indicates that a task is queued, waiting to be run.
    • Canceled - Crossed out circle indicates that a task was canceled.
    • Error - Red X indicates that the task has completed with errors.
    • Duplicate - Repeat symbol (two arrows in a circle) indicates that the task was a duplicate of a running task.
  • Alert. If an Alert was generated while the task was running, a yellow triangle caution symbol displays in this column.
  • Type. Displays one of the following task types:
    • Backup
    • Send Remote Replication Data
    • Restore Files
    • Merge Recovery Points
    • Database Restore
    • Exchange Restore
    • Bare Metal Restore
    • Transfer Protected Machine Logs
    • Export Recovery Point to Image
    • Retain Recovery Points
    • Task History Clean-up
    • Disk Safe Verification
    • Remote Agent Deployment
    • Disk Safe Replication
    • Reporting
    • System
    • Delete Retention Points
    • Disk Safe Export
    • Copying Disk Safe(s)
    • Disk Safe Compaction
    • Receive Remote Replication Data
    • Disk Safe Task
    • Remove Devices
  • Name. The name specified in the Policy properties displays in this column.
  • Protected Machine Name. Displays the name of the protected machine.
  • Scheduled. Date and time when a task was scheduled.
  • Start Time. Date and time when a task was started.
  • Run Time. Displays duration of a task (example: 5m 17s). For running tasks, the field changes and displays the time that has passed after the task start.
  • Actions. Provides access to actions available for the task.
    • Download Task Details. Allows you to save the task details in a .txt file on your PC.
    • Rerun Task. Allows you to rerun the selected task.

Details Pane

This area provides detailed information about the task selected in the list. The data is presented in tabs. The following information is available:

  • Summary. Accumulates general information about the task including verbose status and data displayed in the Task History list. For running tasks, the status bar and remaining time are supplied, as well as data regarding Task Performance. See View task summary.
  • Devices. Displays the list of assigned devices.
  • Alerts. Displays alerts that occurred while the task was running. See View alerts.
  • Logs. Displays log messages received from the Backup Manager and the Backup Agent. See View log messages.
  • Policy. (task type Backup only) Displays information about the policy.
  • File Excludes. (task type Backup only) Displays the list of the files excluded from the replication.
  • Default Excludes(task type Backup only) Displays the list of the files and folders excluded from the replication by default.
  • Merged Recovery Points. (task type Merge Recovery Points only) Displays the list of the merged Recovery Points. See more in Merge recovery points.
  • Tasks. Displays details about the selected task.

Each tab contains a number of blocks.

The Task results can be sent via email as a Report. See Reports.

The Summary Tab

  • Summary - Indicates whether replication policy is completed successfully or with alerts. Shows the number of replicated and failed devices.
  • Statistics:
    • Backup Run Time - Indicates total amount of replication performance time in hours, minutes, and seconds. Time needed for File Excludes is shown in brackets.
    • Total Deltas - Shows the ratio of received/not received Deltas.
    • Replica Types - Details on replica types: Manager Replication, Block Scan, Initial Replica, Repair, Devices included in multi-volume snapshot, Unknown Replica Type.
    • Average Throughput - Average throughput of the replica Task.

The Devices Tab

  • State - Graphically indicates replica Task state. If the icon is green, then the Task assigned to the Device is complete. If the icon is red, then the Device is not mounted.
  • Mount Point - In Unix-like systems, a mount point is the location in the operating system's directory structure where a mounted file system appears. For example, many modern Linux distributions automatically mount the CD drive as /media/cdrom so that the contents of the CD drive will appear in the /media/cdrom directory. The equivalent to mounting in Microsoft Windows is known as mapping a drive. Since Windows 2000, NTFS devices can also be mounted to empty NTFS folders.
  • Device Path - Hardware address of the Device.
  • Progress - A bar that displays the progress of the Task.
  • Type - The type of replica performed within the Device.
  • Run Time - Total time in minutes and seconds of the running Task.
  • Deltas - Size of received deltas in megabytes.
  • Size - Compressed size in megabytes.
  • Speed - The speed of the Task that is being performed.
  • Actions:
    • Details - Opens new window with replication details for the device.

The Databases Tab

  • Name - The name of the database.
  • Type - The type of the database.
  • Start Time
  • Time Elapsed

The Alerts Tab

  • Alert Time - Shows the exact date and time when the alert occurred.
  • Message - The content of alert message in brief.
  • Associated Log Messages:
    • Message Time - The date and time of the received message.
    • Level - Indicates the level of alert: Warn, Error, Info.
    • Source - Shows the location source of a trouble.
    • Message - The content of alert message in brief.

The Logs Tab

  • Message Time - The date and time of the received message.
  • Level - The current state of the Task. A Task can be on one of the following levels: Info - A message logged for information purposes only; Error - An error message; Warning - A warning message.
  • Source - Shows the location source of a trouble.
  • Message - The text of a Log Message.

You can select the checkboxes to show or hide the columns:

To save Log Messages on your local PC, press the button "Download Log Msgs":

The alerts and errors that occur during the Policy run are saved in Log Files. See Access log files.

The Policy Tab

  • Policy:
    • Name - The unique name of the Policy.
    • Description - Additional information about the Policy. This field is also unique.
    • Frequency Type - Recurrence selected for running the Policy (On Demand, Minutely, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly).
    • Recovery Point Limit - Indicates how many Recovery Points will be kept. The old Recovery Points will be merged automatically.
  • Disk Safe:
    • Name - Shows Disk Safe names. The name is defined during Disk Safe creation and can be edited later. It is used to identify the Disk Safe in the list.
    • Recovery Point Created On - Shows the exact day and time when the Recovery Point was created.
    • Recovery Point Id - Identification number generated by the system.
    • Location - The location address of the Disk Safe.
    • Compression Type - The type of compression used for the Disk Safe.

The File Excludes Tab

  • Exclude Type - Selected or Advanced exclude type is possible.
  • Recursive - Indicates whether the excluded file is recursive or not. If the icon is green, the recursion is possible.
  • Exclude Pattern - Shows the physical location of the excluded file.

The Default Excludes Tab

  • Paths excluded by default - Shows the file or folder paths excluded by default.

The Task Tab

  • State - The state of Task completeness: Finished, Error.
  • Running Status - Indicates whether the Task is finished or not.
  • Alerts - Shows the number of alerts while the Task is being performed.
  • Type - Shows the type of replica Task.
  • Name - Name of the Task.
  • Task Id - Identification number generated by the system.
  • Server Name - The name of the Server.
  • Server Host Name/IP - The host name or IP address of the Server.
  • Scheduled - The exact date and time when the Task was previously scheduled.
  • Start Time - The exact date and time of the Task start time.
  • End Time - The exact date and time of the Task end time.
  • Run Time - The time in minutes and seconds used for Task completion.
  • Time in Queue - The waiting time while the Task is performing.
  • Execution Source - The source where the task was requested.
  • Executed by User - The User name used to login in application and start a backup procedure.
  • Executed from IP - The IP address of machine from which a backup procedure was started.

You can collapse/expand the details of a block by clicking on the header of the corresponding block.

For example, a hidden "Policy" block will look as follows:

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