Session History Report

To offer an enhanced solution, standalone Cove Data Protection (Cove) replaced Backup & Recovery. Where Backup & Recovery has been enabled and continues to be so for devices, the options presented here are still available.

If Backup & Recovery options are not present in your N-sight RMM, you need to use Cove.

To start a 30-day free trial of Cove, click the app switcher in the Product bar, and select Cove Data Protection (Cove).

This Report contains a breakdown of all of the backup session for devices running Backup & Recovery along with graphical summaries for the selection, identifying:

  • The number of Session Types
  • Status of Backup
  • Plugin (Data Source)

The Backup & Recovery Session History Report also reflects the information displayed in the Backup tab.

To create the Session History Report:

  1. Go to Reports > Backup & Recovery Reports
  2. Click Session History Report to open it in a new browser tab
  3. Use the filters to choose the target selection:
  4. Filter Description
    From Choose the start date of the Report from the calendar drop-down
    To Choose the end date of the Report from the calendar drop-down
    Clients Select the Client from the drop-down list or choose All Clients
    Sites Where a specific Client is selected you can then choose All Sites or a specific site
    Devices Choose All Devices or a specific Device type Servers or Workstations
    Sessions Select All Sessions or the session type: Batch Backup or Restore
    Plugin Choose a specific Plugin (Data Source) or All Plugins
    Status Select All Statuses or a specific Status: Succeeded, Failed, Aborted etc.
  5. Click Generate to view the Report


Use the Columns drop-down to provide a more targeted Report, by selecting or deselecting the columns. The drop-down also displays the number of columns selected against those available. You can also re-order data by click the column headings:

Column Description
Description Description entered for the device
Plugin Selected Plugin (Data Source): Files and Folders, System State, etc.
Status The state of the Backup Check: pass or fail
Start Date Start date and time of backup or restore
End Date End date and time of backup or restore
Type Session Type: Batch Backup or Restore
Select Size The size of all files in the selection
Select Count The number of files in the selection
Changed Size The size and count of all changed files in the selection
Changed Count The number of changed files in the selection
Processed Size The size of all files processed by the backup
Processed Count The number of files processed by the backup
Error Count The count of files that could not be backed up or other errors
Removed Files The count of files removed from the selection, deleted files no longer being backed up (these will be available to restore for the next 28 days before being removed)