Synology Activities

The Synology Activities for better and easier management of all events on Active Backup for Business, Active Backup for Business provides administrators with detailed information on the Activities tab, including activity logs, activity details, and daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports that can adjusted. To access logs on the Activities tab, do one of the following: Click the Activities tab to access the log. 

On the Overview tab, click on a particular day on the calendar to access the log. On the Overview tab, click the upper right corner of the Log section to access the log. Please note that ongoing events will only be displayed in the Ongoing Activities section of the Overview tab and task monitor.

Activity Log

All events that occur on this backup server are listed on this tab. Below is a detailed event that you can see in the log list: Logs are categorized into the following three types: Information: When the task has been done correctly and successfully, it will be recorded as an information log. 

Warning: When a task is only partially successful or canceled, it will be recorded as a warning log. It usually occurs on file servers and VM backups. Error: When a task fails completely, the log will be categorized as an error log. It is recommended to click on more information for you to solve the problem. 

Common errors can be a damaged disk source, insufficient space on NAS, etc. Log time: The time when tasks are completed, failed, or canceled is recorded in Time Log. Log Description: Each event is summarized in one brief description for an instant understanding of what happens to a particular task in Activities. 

For more information, you can click on the name of the task in the description to see the task. To go to log task history: Click on the right side of the log, and the task history including the duration of the backup and the size transferred will be displayed for your reference. To set retention rules for logs: Click Settings. 

You can permanently save this log on a backup server when not checking options, or you can do one of the following to set retention rules for logs: Check the box next to Number of logs greater than and specify a number to delete logs when logging in server more than the specified amount: 1 million, 3 million, 5 million, or 10 million. 

Check the box next to the Log is made earlier than and set the time to delete the outdated logs that do not need to be maintained Click OK to apply your retention rules. To delete all logs: Click Settings. Click Delete all logs, and confirm the action if there are no logs that need to be stored on the server.

Task and Activity History

You can see more information about each task performed on the Task History tab. To see detailed information about the task performed, do one of the following: Click on the task you want to see, and click Information. Double-click the task that you want to see. This will launch an information window for your reference. 

In the information window, you can see the following details: Duration: time taken task. Size transferred: the size of the data transferred. Log list: all events that occur during a task. You can see complete sentences by hovering the mouse over the log. For file server backup tasks, additional indicators will display the number of files that have been successfully processed, partially, or even unsuccessfully. 

For VM backup tasks, additional indicators will display the number of VMs that have been successfully processed, partially, or even unsuccessfully. To check speed and utilization rates: A summary of backup performance including backup speed and usage levels recorded on the log list too. 

Find log entries that record backup speed and utilization rates. It was recorded in the last log before the announcement of the backup settlement. Mouse over the log to see complete log entries. Average backup speed: size transferred per second. Utilization rate: Take photos: the percentage of time spent taking photos of total duration. 

Read disk source: the percentage of time spent reading source disks of total duration. Data transfer: the percentage of time spent to transfer total duration data. Data deduplication: the percentage of time spent duplicating data from the total duration. Write to file: the percentage of time spent writing to file total duration with Activity.