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SharePoint 2016 Central Admin – Backup and Restore – Check granular backup job status

When you click on the Check granular backup job status Link, you will be landed on Granular Backup Job Status page. This page will let you update about the status of Granular backup job status i.e. Site Collection Backup or Content export.

Granular backup job status Page’s direct link: /_admin/SiteBackupOrExportStatus.aspx

If you want to view of the granular backup job status from central admin then this page will display the information about both Site Collection Backup & Content Export job’s status. Beauty of this page is, it is auto refresh after every 30 seconds. You will get the following information:

On top section of this page you see the Readiness section. This section will give you the overall status.

  • No site collection backup is in progress. it will display no if no backup job is running otherwise it will say something like this “A Site collection backup job is currently in progress”.
  • No export is in progress. it will display no if no export is in progress otherwise it will say something like this “A export job is currently in progress”.
  • Timer service is running. If the SharePoint timer service is not running, then this will show the stopped error.

There are two more sections on the same page, Site collection backup and Content Export.

Site Collection Backup

In the Site collection backup section, we are seeing two section Current Job and Previous job, let’s see what we will see in each section.

Current Job

If a site collection backup is running, then you will see a status under the Current Job section of the Site Collation Backup. here is the information you will get:

  • Status: this will tell which state the job is i.e Operation initializing, or backup running etc.
  • Requested by: it will display the name of user who perform this step. I.e KROSSFARM\KFInst
  • Site collection URL: it is the url of the site collection which backup is being processed. i.e
    https://team.krossfarm.com
  • File Name: name of the file with complete path. i.e C:\backup\team-site.bak
  • Overwrite: If overwrite check box is selected or not. I.e. No
  • Recovery step: To recover the data, use the PowerShell restore command Restore-SPSite

Previous Job

Once the job is completed then current job’s area display no operations in progress but Under the Previous job, we will see the status of last job (irrespective of the successful or fail).

  • Status: this row will tell the status of last backup job. In our case, it is Succeeded
  • Completed: this will display the date and time of the backup job. In our case: 1/21/2017 10:18 PM
  • Duration: total duration of the backup time job will display here. I.e. (hh:mm:ss) 0:00:04
  • Recovery step: To recover the data, use the PowerShell restore command Restore-SPSite

Content Export

In the content export section, we are seeing two section Current Job and Previous job, Let’s see what we will see in each section.

Current Job

If a export job is running, then you will see a status under the Current Job section of the Content export. here is the information you will get:

  • Status: this will tell which state the job is i.e. Operation initializing, or Operation in Progress.
  • Requested by: it will display the name of user who perform this step. I.e KROSSFARM\KFInst
  • Site collection URL: it is the url of the site collection which list/or library is being processed. i.e
    https://team.krossfarm.com
  • Server Relative URL: This is relative url of the list
    / library /site. In our case, it is list /lists/TeamTaskList.
  • File Name: name of the file with complete path. i.e C:\backup\team-tasklist.cmp
  • Log file generated: It is the location of export log file. In our case, C:\backup\team-tasklist.cmp.export.log.
  • Overwrite: If overwrite check box is selected or not. I.e. No
  • Recovery step: To recover the data, use the PowerShell import command Import-SPWeb

Previous Job

Once the job is completed then current job’s area display no operations in progress but Under the Previous job, we will see the status of last job (irrespective of the successful or fail).

  • Status: this row will tell the status of last backup job. In our case, it is Succeeded
  • Completed: this will display the date and time of the export job. In our case: 1/22/2017 2:50 PM
  • Duration: total duration of the content export job will display here. I.e. (hh:mm:ss) 0:00:13
  • Recovery step: To recover the data, use the PowerShell import command Import-SPWeb

Note: If there is any failure in content export of site collection backup job then you will see the failure reason over. But for complete detail you have to either look for ULS logs for backup job or export log file for content export.

Applies To

Same page available in SharePoint 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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