Feature Request - Add individual VMs to Backup to Tape

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Feature Request - Add individual VMs to Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby bhammond » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:49 pm

We would like the ability to add individual VMs to Backup to Tape jobs. Our Backup Jobs are organized by function - Accounting backup with 6 servers in it, however only 3 of them contain Data. I would like to be able to schedule the tape archive with different retention periods by server. This would be possible if there was a From backups... selection option as there is in the backup copy jobs.
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Re: Feature Request - Add individual VMs to Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:05 am

In order to achieve your goal you can leverage combination of per-VM backup chain and files to tape job. Thanks.
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Re: Feature Request - Add individual VMs to Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby bhammond » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:02 pm

That might work for a location with a single copy of a server in a single location but how does this get me the Last full backup of my Tax server 4 times a year from my scale-out repository?
With backup jobs being capable of doing per-VM backups to Scale-out repositories it makes more sense to let the scheduling engine handle it.
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Re: Feature Request - Add individual VMs to Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:38 pm

That might work for a location with a single copy of a server in a single location but how does this get me the Last full backup of my Tax server 4 times a year from my scale-out repository?

Pre-job activity finding and setting the latest full backup as a job source and proper schedule options should be a way to go. Though, I understand that it's not that convenient as one'd expect.

If I'm not mistaken, you appear to be the first one to submit this request. So, thank you for the feedback; highly appreciated.
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Re: Feature Request - Add individual VMs to Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby bhammond » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:40 pm

Looks like there have been similar requests, just not worded the same. However unless you can point me to an example of a Pre-job activity finding and setting the latest full backup as a job source (on a scale-out repository) - I have been unable to find a full path to the files with a script. It sounds like I am limited to the 2 other options I have seen, break it down to a singe server per job (70 Servers) or set up another repository and second set of jobs to stage the monthly jobs to go to tape.
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Re: Feature Request - Add individual VMs to Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:55 am

If SOBR consists of ordinary Windows-based extents that can be easily seen through PowerShell, you can use this script.

Though, it stands to reason to modify it slightly, as SOBR differs from simple repository - multiple extents mean that you have to search for a needed file in multiple locations.

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