Connecting to Backup Radar

We are now connected to the Backup Radar API as a featured integration within BrightGauge so you may create dashboards and reports. Here is a guide to help get you started with Backup Radar and BrightGauge.

Step 1 - Log in to your BrightGauge Account

If you have not created an account yet, go here to get started.

If you are logged in with a New Account:

From the account Overview page, click on the "Add a Datasource" button: 

If you are logged in with an Existing Account:

Click on the "Data" menu on the top right hand corner of the screen, and then select "Datasources" from the drop down menu:


Find the Backup Radar datasource under "All" or under the appropriate category:


After clicking on this icon, you will be taken to a page where you will enter your own Backup Radar API key:

The API Key may be found when you log into your console.

Click on the hamburger menu in the upper left-hand corner:

Then, you'll want to click on "Configuration":

 Next, you'll need to click on "API":

Finally, go ahead and "Add API key". This is the key you will copy and enter to onboard this datasource. You only need one!


Step 2 - Test and Save the Backup Radar Datasource in BrightGauge

After adding your API key, make sure to test the Datasource to make sure it is connecting correctly. Once that is good to go, hit "Save".


Datasets and gauges will be added to your account and they will start syncing immediately. Initial syncs usually take 20-30 minutes to complete.

The datasource name will be "Backup Radar" by default, but feel free to edit the name and save your changes.

Dashboards, reports, datasets, and gauges will be added to your account after the datasource is saved. They will start syncing immediately and typically complete syncing after 20-30 minutes. 

Your Default Dashboards

  • Backup Radar - Backups Overview
  • Backup Radar - Result Status

Your Default Reports

  • Backup Radar - Daily Overview
  • Backup Radar - Weekly Overview
  • Monthly Overview

Your Datasets

  • Policies - Pulls 90 days worth of data regarding policies within Backup Radar

 For a list of all default gauges, please visit the "Gauges" section of your account, sort by the Datasource you'd like to see and select for Default.  

If you have any questions, please contact Support by selecting Help > Open a Ticket from the top menu bar.



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