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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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