AWS Backup console dashboards - AWS Backup

AWS Backup console dashboards


The jobs dashboard is available in all Regions where AWS Backup Audit Manager is supported. See Feature availability by AWS Region for those Regions. All other Regions will be able to access the CloudWatch Dashboard.

Backup dashboards overview

AWS Backup provides a Jobs dashboard in the console to help you monitor the health of your backup, copy, and restore jobs. The same data that is visually displayed in the console can be retrieved in the command line through AWS CLI.

The jobs dashboard can be used to identify issues with backup, copy, and restore jobs through organization level or member account monitoring. With this information, you can identify and diagnose events and possible issues to help ensure fidelity in your activities.

The jobs dashboard can display two timeframes. By default, data from the latest 14 days are displayed, but you can change the view to show the latest 7 days. If you change the timeframe, the data will update to reflect to new time interval.

Note the dashboard displays data until the most recent 0:00 UTC; that is, the current day's data is not included. The dashboard updates daily during approximately 1:30 - 2:30 UTC.

Viewing the jobs dashboard

To view the jobs dashboard, log into the AWS Backup console and select Jobs dashboards in the left navigation bar.

On the jobs dashboard page, you can select from the backup, copy, or restore jobs tab.

The jobs dashboard overview displays the aggregated view over the specified timeframe for job activity, including completed, completed with issues, expired, and failed jobs. By default, data from the latest 14 days are displayed, but you can change the view to show 7 days.


Completed with issues is a status of a job displayed in the console that denotes a completed job with a status message.

Job health

The line chart displays the successful and unsuccessful jobs rate lines over time. The successful rate line shows an aggregation of completed and completed with issues jobs. The unsuccessful rate line shows the sum of failed and expired jobs according to the specified time range.

Jobs in a non-completed or non-failed state (jobs with a status of created, pending, running, aborted, aborting, or partial) are not included; percentage totals may not equal 100%.

Job status over time

With the bar chart, you can generate a custom bar chart that shows the number of jobs in each category (Completed, Complete with issues, Failed, and Expired), distributed by days.

With the dropdown menus, choose the status(es), resource types, and AWS Regions you want to see in the chart. If you want to explore your selection further, select View jobs to see a pre-filtered portion of the jobs/cross-account monitoring page.

You can hover the mouse over a bar to display a popover that shows detailed job data for the selected date.

Problematic jobs

A problematic job is a job that has the status Failed, Expired, or Completed with issues. Each chart displays the corresponding metric that contains either the accounts, resource types, or top reasons that contain the highest number of problematic jobs.

The default display sorts the dashboard widget by the specified metric in descending order, starting with the metric with the highest number of problematic jobs that belong to the metric.

The top problematic accounts display will only be visible in accounts that have access through Organizations, such as administrative accounts and delegated administrator accounts. If visible, you can hover over an account to display the number of problematic jobs that belong to the chosen account.

You can select a bar within the graph to open a popup window. In this window, you can select a job status to open a jobs/cross-account monitoring table filtered by the status selected.

Reasons for problematic jobs

The Top problematic reasons widget shows the message code category to which error messages belong. However, the category might not explain the issues a job experiences. Expand the message code categories below to see more details about the specific messages or errors your jobs could be encountering.

  • "Windows VSS Backup attempt failed because either Instance or SSM Agent has invalid state or insufficient privileges."

  • "Windows VSS Backup attempt failed because of insufficient privileges to perform this operation"

  • "Windows VSS Backup attempt failed because ec2-vss-agent.exe is not installed in the Instance"

  • "Windows VSS Backup Job Error encountered, trying for regular backup"

  • "Windows VSS Backup attempt failed because of timeout on VSS enabled snapshot creation"

  • "Windows VSS Backup attempt failed because of unsupported Windows Server version. Supported Versions are Windows Server 2012 or later."

  • "Windows VSS Backup attempt failed because of timeout on VSS enabled snapshot creation"

  • "Subscriber limit exceeded: You have reached the maximum concurrent number of backups, which is 300. Wait until other jobs finish, and try again. You can also reach out to AWS Support to request a quota increase."

  • "Maximum allowed in-progress snapshots for a single volume exceeded."

  • "Maximum allowed active snapshot limit exceeded."

  • "Cannot create more than 20 user snapshots"

  • "The resultant tag set must not have more than 50 user tags."

  • "You have reached the maximum supported backups for your account/database. See Quotas in the Timestream developer guide for additional information."

  • "You have reached your quota of 50,000 for the number of public and private images allowed in this Region. Deregister unused images, or request an increase in your AMI quota."

  • "Your backup succeeded, but we were unable to persist NetworkInterfaces metadata as its size exceeded our internal limits."

  • "REGEX#subscriber limit exceeded"

  • "REGEX#More than 50 tags specified"

  • "REGEX#can have at most"

  • "You are not authorized to perform this operation."

  • "Access Denied trying to call AWS Backup service"

  • "Images from AWS Marketplace cannot be copied to another AWS account."

  • "Copy job failed because the destination Backup vault is encrypted with the default Backup service managed key. The contents of this vault cannot be copied. Only the contents of a Backup vault encrypted by an AWS KMS key may be copied.

  • Snapshots encrypted with the AWS managed key can't be shared. Specify another snapshot.

  • "Encrypted snapshots with Amazon EBS default key cannot be shared

  • "Copy job failed. Both source and destination account must be a member of the same organization."

  • "REGEX#access denied"

  • "REGEX#not authorized to"

  • "REGEX#cannot be assumed by AWS Backup

  • "REGEX#does not have permission"

  • "REGEX#missing permission"

  • "Backup job failed because there was a running job for the same resource."

  • "Copy job failed. Cross-account copy feature is not enabled for the current organization."

  • "Backup job expired before completion."

  • "Copy job failed. The retention specified in the job is not within the range specified for the target Backup Vault."

  • "REGEX#could not start because it is either inside or too close to the weekly maintenance window configured"

  • "REGEX#could not start because it is either inside or too close to the automated backup window configured"

  • "REGEX#Instance is not in state"

  • "REGEX#not in the available state"

  • "REGEX#not in available state"

  • "REGEX#Cannot snapshot volume"

  • "KMS key is either disabled or pending deletion or access to KMS key is denied"

  • "Given key ID is not accessible"

  • "AMI snapshot copy failed with error: Given key ID is not accessible. You must have DescribeKey permissions on the default CMK"

  • "REGEX#kms key"

  • "The AWS Access Key Id needs a subscription for the service"

  • "This operation is not valid for the specified hypervisor because it is not online"

  • "The specified volume was not found."

  • "The virtual machine is not found."

  • "Given key ID does not exist"

  • "REGEX#does not exist"

  • "REGEX#Could not find resource"

  • "REGEX#Could not find cryopod"

  • "REGEX#Cannot find recovery point"

  • "REGEX#resource not found"

  • "REGEX#no longer available"

  • "REGEX#is invalid"

  • "REGEX#unsupported resource type"

  • "REGEX#Unsupported resource type"

  • "We are unable to copy resource tags to your backup because of the Internal Failure."

  • "We are unable to copy resource tags to your backup because source or destination recovery point is unavailable"

  • "Token expired. Try again."

  • "CreateSnapshot method not supported on hypervisor during snapshot creation. Aborted backup job"

  • "UnsupportedOperation : Storage Gateway backup copies require a user-created backup vault and CMK at destination."

  • "REGEX#Feature is not supported for provided resource type."

  • "An internal error occurred."

  • "Copy job encountered a fatal error. Please contact AWS Support for further assistance."

  • "Copy job encountered a fatal error."

  • "REGEX#Backup job encountered a fatal error"

Obtaining dashboard data through AWS CLI

You can use the command line to retrieve the same data which appears in the console. Use one of the following CLI commands:

There are the valid parameters you can include in each command:

BackupJobSummaries (list) Region (string), Account (string), State (string), ResourceType (string), MessageCategory (string), AggregationPeriod: (string), NextToken (string), MaxResults (number) CopyJobSummaries (list) Region (string), Account (string), State (string), ResourceType (string), MessageCategory (string), AggregationPeriod: (string), NextToken (string), MaxResults (number) RestoreJobSummaries (list) Region (string), Account (string), State (string), ResourceType (string), AggregationPeriod: (string), NextToken (string)

This example shows a sample request where the a user has input list-backup-job-summaries where the request asks to return all available accounts with a state of FAILED over the prior 14 days:

GET /audit/backup-job-summaries/ ?accountId=ANY &state=FAILED &aggregationPeriod=FOURTEEN_DAYS

To obtain a job count for jobs with a status of completed with issues, subtract the job count of COMPLETED jobs with a MessageCategory of SUCCESS from the total number of COMPLETED.