To run the New Validation Task, click Actions -> Validate.
First of all, you should define which item type you want to validate from 3 available options: Location, Archive or Recovery Point.
Location – Validating a location will check the integrity of all the archives inside this location. Note that this is usually a more time-consuming process than granular validation or specific archives or recovery points (especially if you store multiple archives in the location). The validation time also depends on the number of the backups (recovery points) included in each archive in the selected location.
Archive – Validating an archive will check the integrity of all backups (recovery points) inside the specified archive. In general this procedure will be faster than validating the whole location. However, it is slower than validating a specific recovery points inside this archive.
Recovery Point – To ensure that you can revert back to some specific recovery point, you can perform granular validation of just the selected recovery points (they don’t have to reside within one archive).
After selecting the validation item type, define the backup location (in the left section) which will then be scanned for archives and their contents. This is needed in order to pick up the recovery point(s) which will be validated. The appearance depends on the selected validation item type and some controls will be disabled (e.g. list of recovery points will not be available if you validate a location or archive).
You can select a location and/or archive by clicking on the Browse button. You will see a pop-up window with the browsing options where you can define the path and/or the archive name.
In the “Selected Recovery Points” section, you can see a list of the selected virtual machines with their latest available recovery point (i.e. point in time which contains particular machine state inside).
The recovery point can be changed by clicking on it. In the pop-up window which appears, you can select a different recovery point.
To complete the validation task creation wizard, you must set the task name.
After clicking on the Run Now button the selected items will be validated and you will see the progress of this task in the View -> Tasks view. When the task is finished, it will be automatically removed from the task list and you will see the result of it in the Dashboard and in the View -> Logs view.