1.9.5. Image of notification structure

Image of notification structure is as follows.

1.9.5.1. In the case of Centralized management style

If you have many servers for backup, we recommend Centralized management style which enables to manage the servers for backup by management server
When you configure ‘E-mail Notification’ or ‘SNMP Notifications’ at the backup plan of the management server, the management server delivers its backup plan to each server for backup.
And, you can receive the information of backup result.
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The servers for notification need to be able to connect to the SMTP(mail) or SNMP server which is configured as a notification server.
SMTP (mail) or SNMP server has to be prepared by customer.
1.Case of the management server does not work normally
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If the management server does not work normally, you cannot create or edit a backup plan.
A backup plan which has been already delivered to the servers for backup has no influence. Then, the servers execute the backup in accordance with a backup plan which received before.
It is possible to edit the backup plan directly at each server for backup.
It is possible to reuse the backup plan at the other server by export function of software.
If the issue occurs at the management server, you can use same backup plan by exported backup plan.
Refer to Users guide of Acronis (14.1.3 Export and import of backup plans), if you would like to know more details.
We recommend that you had better introduce the monitoring tools for the management server. If you have the monitoring tools, you can notice the problem of management server as soon as possible.
You can use Ping monitoring from ECL customer portal.
2.Case of the storage node does not work normally
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If the storage node does not work normally, the servers which designate the storage node as a backup destination fail the backup.
The servers for backup will notify of the result when the servers fail the backup.
When you designate local disk of storage node as a backup destination, you need to consider that if the server of storage node is broken, your backup data is lost.
You can use the replication function when you create the backup plan.
If you care about above situation, you need to use this function.
Refer to Users guide of Acronis (4.5 Replication and retention of backups), if you would like to know more details.
We recommend that you had better introduce the monitoring tools for the storage node.
If you have the monitoring tools, you can notice the problem of storage node as soon as possible.
You can use Ping monitoring from ECL customer portal.
3.Case of the server for backup does not work normally
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The servers for backup notify of backup result after finishing the backup using Acronis notification function.
However, if the server for backup does not work normally such as operating system issue, the server for backup does not execute the backup plan and Acronis notification function also does not work.
When the server for backup does not work normally and you need to recover it, you can execute the restoration.
If you would like to know how to restore, refer to ‘sixth chapter‘ on this document.
We recommend that you had better introduce the monitoring tools for the server for backup in addition to Acronis notification function.
If you have the monitoring tools, you can notice the problem of the server for backup as soon as possible.
You can use Ping monitoring from ECL customer portal.

1.9.5.2. In the case of Local style

We recommend Local style which you can manage each server for backup if you have a few servers for backup.
When you configure ‘E-mail Notifications’ or ‘SNMP Notifications’ at the backup plan of each server, you can receive the information of backup result.
We assume that backup destination server is the disk of other VM.
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The servers for notification need to be able to connect to the SMTP(mail) or SNMP server which is configured as a notification server.
SMTP (mail) or SNMP server has to be prepared by customer.
1.Case of the backup destination server does not work normally
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If the backup destination server does not work normally, the servers which designate the storage node as a backup destination fail the backup.
The servers for backup will notify of the result when the servers fail the backup.
When you designate local disk of backup destination server as a backup destination, you need to consider that if the backup destination server is broken, your backup data is lost.
If you care about above situation, you need to use this function.
Refer to Users guide of Acronis (4.5 Replication and retention of backups), if you would like to know more details.
We recommend that you had better introduce the monitoring tools for the backup destination server.
If you have the monitoring tools, you can notice the problem of the backup destination server as soon as possible.
You can use Ping monitoring from ECL customer portal.
2.Case of the server for backup does not work normally
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The servers for backup notify of backup result after finishing the backup using Acronis notification function.
However, if the server for backup does not work normally such as operating system issue, the server for backup does not execute the backup plan and Acronis notification function also does not work.
When the server for backup does not work normally and you need to recover it, you can execute the restoration.
If you would like to know how to restore, refer to ‘sixth chapter‘ on this document.
We recommend that you had better introduce the monitoring tools for the server for backup in addition to Acronis notification function.
If you have the monitoring tools, you can notice the problem of the server for backup as soon as possible.
You can use Ping monitoring from ECL customer portal.