Monitor Backup

Monitoring Backups

The Monitor page shows the progress of backup run. The Backup run goes through various phases. Each phase is displayed and time taken by each phase is displayed when it is completed. It is possible to abort a backup run when it is absolutely necessary. The backup will stop at the next appropriate time (most likely at the beginning of the next phase). The cancel button will appear during the backup run. The client process are not terminated and will have to be terminated manually.


The left panel shows summary and configuration of the backup run. The Monitor shows information about the most recent backup run or the backup run in progress.

The backup processes divided into multiple phases. The right panel shows the progress of each phase. The name of the phase, time taken for each phase and any important messages regarding the phase are displayed.

Parallel Backups within a backup set

There can be multiple backup runs in progress for a backup set. All backup runs are displayed in a separate tab. ZRM allows multiple backup runs for a backup set but only a backup run can be in the backup phase (for example: in Creating Logical Backup phase in the above image). All other backup runs can be copy phase (i.e, copying the backup images to the ZRM server) or other post-backup phases. 

ZRM allows queueing one backup run waiting for the backup phase. Users will have configure the time for which the backup run will wait in the queue in /etc/mysql-zrm/<backup set name>/mysql-zrm.conf in the ZRM server.

Set backup-wait-timeout parameter to number of seconds a backup run can wait in the queue before it is timed out.  This value should not be greater than the next backup run scheduled because there can be only one backup run in the queue. Following parameter sets the backup-wait-timeout to 300 seconds in mysql-zrm.conf. 

backup-wait-timeout = 300

You can permanently close the backup tab by clicking the x icon in the tab.

Backup Status icons

  • The yellow exclamation point (!) indicates warnings. They may require attention to prevent future backup failures.
  • The green checkmark symbol indicates a task that executed successfully.
  • The red octagon ("stop sign") symbol indicates backup has failed.