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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:23 pm

jignpig,
Glad to inform we have released Veeam v9.5 with new Chargeback reports.
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby john.wood » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:29 pm

Not sure if this feature request thread is still taking requests.

Export to Excel/CSV
The format of the csv isn't very workable and requires a lot of cutting and pasting to get a basic column layout.

v9 Billing reports.
Haven't been able to find a way to only export the total used for each VM for the month, without breaking down per day?
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:41 pm

Hi John,
Export to Excel/CSV
The format of the csv isn't very workable and requires a lot of cutting and pasting to get a basic column layout.

What format would you like to have for reports?
v9 Billing reports.
Haven't been able to find a way to only export the total used for each VM for the month, without breaking down per day?

So basically you need to know how much data VM backups took at particular day? You may use BACKUP INFRASTRUCTURE CUSTOM DATA report to get full backup size info for VMs.
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby john.wood » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:08 pm

What format would you like to have for reports?


CSV is a fine output to work with, it just requires much manipulation once its exported to CSV, not all data is on the same sheets for example.

So basically you need to know how much data VM backups took at particular day? You may use BACKUP INFRASTRUCTURE CUSTOM DATA report to get full backup size info for VMs.

I'll look into that.
We have an external billing engine that takes a CSV file with (VMName, Data used (gb)) for the month. At this stage I've achieved this with a powershell output.
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:28 am

CSV is a fine output to work with, it just requires much manipulation once its exported to CSV, not all data is on the same sheets for example.

So you would like to have all data in the same page of .csv format?
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby john.wood » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:09 pm

Business View Groups as a backup selection in VBR.

If I categorise all my servers into groups and categories it would a greatly beneficial if I could use those groups as a backup selection, like with VM Tags now.
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:09 am

Do you want to categorize backup servers themselves or other objects(proxies, repositories etc).
If first, how many backup servers do you have?
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby john.wood » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:19 pm

I want to use Business View to create and categories of VM's I want to backup, then I want a VBR backup job to use this Business View for creating its VM list.
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:33 am

Hello John,
That makes total sense and we do have the feature in our plans.
For now you can propagate the categories and groups to vSphere tags and use the tags as VM containers for backup jobs.
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby kotten » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:50 am

Veeam v10.

Sorry if I have missunderstod something but these are some troubles I want to address to until the release of v10. I have not gone any veeam courses so if I misunderstood something or am not making sense, please be gentle.

---> Multiple tags per VM(possibility to import both) <---

We have a fairly large enviroment and multiple administrators with responsibility for a subsection of our enviroment. Some systems have multiple 'responsible administrators'. I create a tagcategory and import them and they are imported. However, only one of the users will be put in respective group. And that makes sense, imagine VMs with snapshots, you dont want the older than 30 days in the older than 7 days folder! But there should be an option somewhere that allows you to import multiple tags.

My vision.

Admin1
- serverA
- serverB
- serverC

Admin2
- serverA
- serverD
- serverF

And then ServerA would show up in both of these business views. This might seem "stupid" but then in v10 with multitenancy email reporting we could manage alarms to send to both. They could both take out reports on "their" servers. Because implementing something like this in the current alarm settings is a pain...

(There really should be a "baseline" and then base notification groups on content.)

A side note on another feature. When in the business view -> Configuration -> Import and Export when doing the import there should be a warning/checkbox to get the Object properties collection task from Veeam One Reporter. This would simplify for when setting things up and playing around with tags.

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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:39 am

Hello Kristoffer and welcome to the community!
We are planning big changes in Business View, including such features as "BV group admin" and support of multiple tags. Good to know the features are awaited.
A side note on another feature. When in the business view -> Configuration -> Import and Export when doing the import there should be a warning/checkbox to get the Object properties collection task from Veeam One Reporter. This would simplify for when setting things up and playing around with tags.

Do you mean that product need to notify that it may take time for changes to apply in Reporter?
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby kotten » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:05 am

Shestakov wrote:Hello Kristoffer and welcome to the community!
We are planning big changes in Business View, including such features as "BV group admin" and support of multiple tags. Good to know the features are awaited.
Do you mean that product need to notify that it may take time for changes to apply in Reporter?
Thanks!


1. Yeah, that is going to be really nice.

2. Well the optimal would be when you run the import of tags to groups to have something like a checkbox "run reporter collection before import?" so that it collects the current tags before running the import. Does that make sense?
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:21 am

Got it. I guess it how the product actually works, but let me double-check. Have you experienced opposite behavior?
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby kotten » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:06 am

Shestakov wrote:Got it. I guess it how the product actually works, but let me double-check. Have you experienced opposite behavior?
Thanks!


When I run the Tag import I would prefer to be prompted with if I want to run reporters Object properties collection task before this. The Object properties collection task runs via reporter on a scheduled basis(once a night for us) so when messing with tags and testing it would be nice to be prompted with this beforehand instead of having to manually log in to reporter after changing tags.
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Re: Feedback and Feature Requests

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Understood. The collection task can be started manually, so we will consider adding the feature/notification.
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