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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby nunciate » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:35 pm

I don't re-catalogue my tapes anymore. It became harder and harder as I added more backups. I have a lot of jobs now and a lot of full tapes at the end of the weekend.

What I do now is the day before my monthly backups to tape begin I edit every tape job and manually change the media pool to the Monthly pools. Then when the weekend is over I move them back to weekly pools for the next 3 weeks.
It is a super pain in the backside but it is really the easiest way to do it.

I attempted to use the following powershell command for each of the jobs but this breaks the jobs. I generated a command for each of my 70 tape jobs to move them to Monthly pools and then another set to move them back to Weekly.
I have my jobs chained together. I have 1 jobs for each media pool scheduled to start at 10:00pm nightly. Then every other job in each media pool is chained to the first ones.
When I ran this command it removed all of my scheduling options and defaulted and I had to go in and re-chain everything manually.

Hopefully the v9 updates will help with all of this.

Set-VBRBackupToTapeJob -Job "NAME OF TAPE JOB" -FullBackupMediaPool "NAME OF MEDIA POOL"
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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby FTBZ » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:35 am

I've a similar question. We have configured a GFS to tapes and I want to know when a monthly backup was done and on which tape names. When getting the email notification, we don't know if it's a monthly or weekly job. Our monthly tapes need to be stored in a vault.

There is a way to differentiate this on email notification?
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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:07 pm

You're correct. Information regarding used tapes is there, but information regarding type of GFS cycle is missing.

Sounds like a valid feature request to me.

Thanks.
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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby FTBZ » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:38 pm

v.Eremin wrote:Sounds like a valid feature request to me.


Thanks! I will check the API to gather this information.
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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby FTBZ » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:03 pm

I didn't find a way to extract GFS or tape job informations from API, I'm wrong or it's not possible?
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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:52 am 1 person likes this post

Information regarding tapes is not exposed via RESTful APIs. If you're talking about PowerShell instead, kindly, create a separate topic in PS subforum and explain your request there - we'll see what can be done in this regard. Thanks.
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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby FTBZ » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:55 am

Thanks, but no I was talking about the RESTful APIs.
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Re: Copy to tape how to differentiate on month/weekly schedu

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:00 am

We tend to keep RESTful API functionality similar to functionality of Enterprise Manager, and within the latter hardly will you find GFS mediaset references. Thanks.
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