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Enterprise Backup Monitoring - What methods do you use?

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Assuming an enterprise environment consisting of perhaps 1K servers, virtual and physical, with primarily Backup Exec software, various versions, but also a mixture of other vendor backup products, what method(s) would or do you use to monitor status of backup success and failure across the network?  

We're not looking necessarily for a full control suite, just looking for manageable monitoring capabilities.

So please, what works for you?  I look at this as having no wrong answers, and would appreciate you sharing your experience!  Thank you.
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With so many backup clients, you need to do exception reporting rather than completion reporting.

From my perspective, exception reporting starts with email reporting and filtering rules based on contact to filter errors and improve the SNR

I also used SNMP management when backup software can trap when an error occurs.
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Well, I guess the answer was as obvious as I thought and right along the same lines as I was thinking.  Sometimes there are not shortcuts!

Thank you ArneLovious for your time.
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