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Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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I am using Get-VBRJob and parsing out the ScheduleOptions to get a variety of data on the jobs but I am noticing that the NextRun, LatestRunLocal, and StartDateLocalTime all return an incorrect date but do give the correct time.
It does this for all the jobs I check.
I also get the same results with Get-VBRJobScheduleOptions.

When I log into the Database schema and check the View dbo.JobsView the XML stored in schedules field has all the correct data.

Any idea why those cmdlets would be returning bad dates?

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

Post by Natalia Lupacheva »

Hi William,

Could you please clarify what's exactly incorrect?
If we are talking about date format, this thread might help you to solve this issue (you can take a look at the workaround for date formatting).
If it's not about the date formatting, please give us some details.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Here is some test code I have been using plus the results returned.

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$jobName = "backupjob1"
$temp = Get-VBRJob -name $jobName
$temp.ScheduleOptions
<...removed lines....>
StartDateTimeLocal                    : 4/2/2020 11:55:00 PM
EndDateTimeSpecified                  : False
EndDateTimeLocal                      : 4/4/2020 8:01:55 AM
<...removed lines....>
NextRun                               : 04/23/2020 23:55:00
LatestRunLocal                        : 4/22/2020 11:55:13 PM
<...removed lines....>
=======================

I would expect the NextRun to be 8/24/2020 23:55:00 as the job runs daily
and the LastRunLocal to 8/23/2020 23:55:00 since that is when it last ran.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

Post by Natalia Lupacheva »

Hi William,

sorry for late response.
So there's not a formatting issue and the dates you get via Powershell commands don't even match the information you see in VBR, right?
In that case it's better to open a Support ticket, because it doesn't seem to be some known issue.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Thank you Natalia I will get a case opened. :)

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Got a quick response that this is a known issue and that they are working on getting a fix scheduled for v11 or possibly a hotfix, depending.
As a work around they suggest using the LatestRun data within the LatestRunLocal property of Veeam.Backup.Core.CBackupJob

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Hi William,

Thank you for the follow-up! Appreciate it.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Any update on a fix for this one?

Cheers, Rob.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Hi Robert,

Does the suggested workaround work for you?
As for v11, cannot give you any ETA.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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From what I can see, LatestRunLocal holds the last time it was run, not when it's going to be run?

PS C:\Users\Rob> $A = Get-VBRJob -name PROD_DAILY_COL_FILE_BACKUP
PS C:\Users\Rob> $A.LatestRunLocal

22 November 2020 21:00:02

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Correct, LatestRunLocal is the most recent past job run.

You need to be looking at the NextRun property.
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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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NextRun is the one that doesn't work though, or is there another NextRun property somewhere else?

PS C:\Windows\system32> $A = Get-VBRJob -name PROD_DAILY_COL_FILE_BACKUP
PS C:\Windows\system32> $A.ScheduleOptions

NextRun : 11/10/2020 21:00:00

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Gotcha, hadn't realized that property had a problem. Apologies on that.
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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

Post by ratkinsonuk » 1 person likes this post

I was struggling to implement the workaround for this issue, so here are the 2 options available for anyone else tackling the same problem.

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PS > $a = Get-VBRJob -name "PROD_DAILY_FILE_BACKUP"
PS > $a.GetScheduleOptions() | select NextRun, LatestRunLocal

NextRun             LatestRunLocal
-------             --------------
25/11/2020 20:00:00 24/11/2020 20:00:25


PS > Get-VBRJobScheduleOptions -job $a | select NextRun, LatestRunLocal

NextRun             LatestRunLocal
-------             --------------
25/11/2020 20:00:00 24/11/2020 20:00:25

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

Post by oleg.feoktistov » 1 person likes this post

Hi Robert,

Actually, the issue was fixed in v10 a with Get-VBRJobScheduleOptions, which is a synonym for GetScheduleOptions() method. So, as I see above, you succeeded in retrieving these properties.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

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Thanks for the additional info Oleg. I wasn't aware Get-VBRJobScheduleOptions is a new (v10) cmdlet.

Rob.

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Re: Getting Job Schedules, Start, last run, and next run

Post by oleg.feoktistov »

I wasn't aware Get-VBRJobScheduleOptions is a new (v10) cmdlet.
It is pretty ancient, actually. We just fixed the issue with incorrect values in v10a in scope of this cmdlet. Thanks!

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