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auto add backup jobs when new guest is added

Veeam Logoby battles » Mon May 01, 2017 1:24 pm

Is there a way I can set up a rule that when I add a guest to my hyper-v host connected to my Veeam BU server that it automatically creates a back up on that server?

Trying to take out extra steps

Alsom if I can configure extra properties too, that would be great. ie back up job name is the same name as the guest, bu everyday at 2 am, etc, etc

TIA!
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Re: auto add backup jobs when new guest is added

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon May 01, 2017 3:49 pm

Hi Nathan, if you add the entire Hyper-V host into the job, the newly added VMs will be automatically backed up during the next job cycle. Is this what you're looking for?
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Re: auto add backup jobs when new guest is added

Veeam Logoby battles » Mon May 01, 2017 3:52 pm

Yes! Okay this is what I was looking for.

Another question then on this.

How are jobs handled when the entire host is backed up?

Are all the VMs listed as separate jobs? ie can I can make individual job settings as I would normally - not just a blanket backup policy?

I will be backing up the entire host, but want to maintain separate settings/notifications on a guest by guest basis.

Thanks!
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Re: auto add backup jobs when new guest is added

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue May 02, 2017 11:56 am

How are jobs handled when the entire host is backed up? Are all the VMs listed as separate jobs? ie can I can make individual job settings as I would normally - not just a blanket backup policy?

Nope, it's the opposite - as single job with general job settings being the only settings used. Thanks.
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Re: auto add backup jobs when new guest is added

Veeam Logoby battles » Tue May 02, 2017 12:56 pm

This would be a great built in for Veeam to incorporate. We run multiple clients across a few hosts, so i need the flexibility of bespoke settings per job. I can always tweak the setting later, but having the job start after I create the VM on the host would be one less step I have to take.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: auto add backup jobs when new guest is added

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed May 03, 2017 12:36 pm

Nathan,

Why not to try to use Hyper-V Tags then? Every new VM provisioned should be assigned with a special tag that represents each customer, this will split all VMs on the host to individual jobs per each client you have.

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Re: auto add backup jobs when new guest is added

Veeam Logoby battles » Wed May 03, 2017 12:45 pm

If that requires system center manager, then it wont work unfortunately. Not interested in getting that beast up and running at the moment.

Thanks for the tip though! I will look into
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