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This article refers to Barracuda Message Archiver Legacy Release firmware or higher.

The BASIC > Dashboard page provides an overview of the health and performance of your Barracuda Message Archiver, including:

  • Traffic and policy statistics, such as the amount of overall email traffic and how many messages have triggered a particular policy category.
  • The subscription status of Energize Updates.
  • Performance statistics. Performance statistics displayed in red signify that the value exceeds the normal threshold. These values fluctuate based on the amount of traffic that is being handled. However, if any setting remains consistently in the red for a long period of time, contact Barracuda Networks Technical Support.

Message Statistics

Statistics for all items stored on the Barracuda Message Archiver, broken down into the following groups by hour, day, and total:

  • Inbound, outbound, and internal emails
  • Appointments, contacts, notes, and tasks
  • Any other data belonging to users in your managed domains that were also sent to the Barracuda Message Archiver

Message statistics are based on your local domains configured in the Local Domains section on the BASIC > IP Configuration page.

Performance Statistics

(Not available to the auditor role)

The Performance Statistics section displays information on the current operating status and performance of the Barracuda Message Archiver including:

  • System load
  • Firmware storage and mail/log storage
  • Redundancy (RAID)
  • Index queue length and last message archived
  • Number of messages deduplicated
  • Amount of storage saved from deduplication
  • Cloud Control

Policy Statistics

Statistics for all built-in policy alerts and the policies chosen on the POLICY > Alerts page for listing on the dashboard. Details regarding each of the Policies listed can be found on the POLICY > Alerts page.

 To choose which policies to display in this table, go to the POLICY > Alerts page (or click Policy Definitions), and select the Dashboard checkbox for the desired policies.

Storage Statistics 

(Not available to the auditor role)

This section displays statistics on the amount of data stored on the Barracuda Message Archiver this hour, today (since midnight), and total (or since last reset).

  • Effective – The "real" combined size of all messages stored on the Barracuda Message Archiver. This is the actual size of the messages as they are sent to the Barracuda Message Archiver.
  • On Disk – The actual amount of storage used on the Barracuda Message Archiver.
  • Reduction – The percentage of storage space saved by the compression mechanisms of the Barracuda Message Archiver.

Subscription Status 

(Not available to the auditor role)

This section displays the current status of your Energize Updates subscription, and the optional Instant Replacement and Premium Support subscriptions. If the status displays as Warning or Expired, please contact your reseller or Barracuda Networks to update your subscription(s).

Cluster Status 

(Not available to the auditor role)

Available on Barracuda Message Archiver models 450 and higher. This displays the connection status and transfer rate to the cluster partner. Clustering can be configured on the ADVANCED > Clustering page.

Hourly and Daily Statistics

The breakdown of message traffic and policy violations for the last 24 hours and last 30 days.