Status Calculation controls how the system will show the overall status of the backup. The two options are explained below:
Warning if mixed (previously called Default):
Success - If all results were successful for the day Backup Radar will show a success.
Failure - If all results were failure Backup Radar will show the backup as a failure.
Warning - If there is a warning or a combination of success and failure results Backup Radar will show the overall status as a Warning.
Last Status Received:
This logic will show the last result of the backup. For example if yesterdays last backup was a failure it will have a failure status for the day even if other successes came in for the day. If the last backup for yesterday or the current day was a success it will show the overall status as a success.
If you plan to use thresholds in conjunction with it the system this is an example of how it would work:
If you set a threshold of 7 days on a backup and the last result was a success. The system will show the backup as a success if it has not received any other results in those 7 days it will use the last result received.
This is an example of a backup with a 7 day threshold set and using last status received:
In the screenshot you can see the backup is showing a green success since it is within the threshold and the last result was a success.
This is an example of a 7 day threshold using the default status calculation:
In this case if we were not using any threshold it would be a "No Result" as the system hasn't received a result in 6 days. Due to the threshold of 7 we are showing it as a Warning under the default status calculation.
If we had no threshold set and just the default settings you would see a warning like this one even though most backups were successful for the day we had at least one issue that should be reviewed:
If you would prefer the overall status in this case to be a success since the last backup was a success you can use "Last Status Received" under status calculation: