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[Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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The %VmCount% variable reports the number of VMs processed in a job, which is not always the same as the number of objects in %ObjCount%.
This is particularly useful when multiple VMs are processed in a single job.
For reporting consistency across all platforms, the %VmCount% variable should be supported by all components.

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Re: [Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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Hello,
This is particularly useful when multiple VMs are processed in a single job.
can you maybe explain a little bit more? I have multiple VMs in one job and the %ObjectCount% shows exactly the number of VMs in my environment.

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Re: [Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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Hello Hannes
I also use %ObjectCount% (it is a default) but am not convinced over time that this is always the same as the number of VMs processed, especially in backup copy jobs. I recently started using %VmCount% which works in the main VBR console. This request is for consistency (and peace of mind), and to ensure future scripts I am contemplating are accurate.
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Re: [Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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I agree that consistent naming would be good. Do you have any example where the values differ?

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Re: [Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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I don't have specific examples to hand. This opinion has formed over a lengthy period of trying to get aggregate VM backups, particularly to tape. I recall thinking I had everything covered only to find differences when looking deeper.

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Re: [Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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I do have one example where %VmCount% is not accurate. In a Tape job containing a mix of source types (VBR Backup and BackupCopy, VAN, VAW etc) the %ObjectCount% only counts the number of source jobs, and %VmCount% gives the same number. This is true even if the source is actually an entire repository. There are 11 source jobs, with a total of 39 VMs, both reported as 24 Object and VMs.

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Re: [Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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Hello,
just to clarify: as you posted in the Nutanix forum, I checked the email setting on the Nutanix AHV proxy https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/van/u ... tml?ver=21. That one seems to be accurate for Nutanix VMs if I see the results in my environment and your statements.

The latest post is about "backup to tape jobs" right?
There are 11 source jobs, with a total of 39 VMs, both reported as 24 Object and VMs.
I don't understand the 24. If it would count jobs, then it would be 11. If it counted VMs, then it would be 39.

If %VmCount% doesn't report the number of machines in the job, then we need a case with logfiles for further investigations. https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... ml?ver=110

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Re: [Feature Request] - Support %VmCount% variable in email settings

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Hi Hannes
Case #04724962 first raised similar issues on 29 March 2021. Have uploaded numerous logs for this and other cases. None specifically call out the Tape example above, but the AHV component of case #04724962 is highly contributory to this issue.
Ray

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