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This article explains how to use the Administrative UI to generate a Cloud Backup Usage Report,. This report includes all of the Cloud Backup usage data and identifies how they contributed to your monthly usage totals. Details on how to understand the results of the report are available in Cloud Backup - Reading Summary Usage and Backup Usage Reports for Cloud Backup Information.


  1. Only the Primary Administrator or a user with the "Reports" role can generate the Backup Usage Report.
  2. Only one Cloud Backup usage report can only be generated at a time per organization within a given Geographic Region. If a second user attempts to generate one simultaneously with another request, an error will result.
  3. The retention period for such reporting is one year. Data beyond one year old is not available.

Content / Solution:

  1. From the Home screen, click on the Compute menu, and select Download Reports from the drop-down menu:

  2. The Download Reports page will be displayed:

  3. Select "Backup" from the drop-down menu:

  4. Select the Data Center for which you want to generate the Backup report from the drop-down menu:

  5. Define the Start and End dates for the report. The date range cannot be larger than 31 days. Click "Download" when you've entered the dates:

  6. The system will download a CSV formatted report that provides the details on each day's charges and all the assets that made up those charges. Opening up this file in a spreadsheet application is the easiest way of understanding the results. For further details on the report, see Cloud Backup - Reading Summary Usage and Backup Usage Reports for Cloud Backup Information.


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