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Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by msknight » Apr 11, 2017 3:12 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi Folks,

We've got case #02123868 due to how GFS operates... https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95

The situation is that because files are in use, Veeam backs them up to disk during the night.

The problem is that with the GFS job also starting during the night, it overlaps the backups and we get "corruption" error warnings in some of the jobs.

What I'd like to do, is have the GFS job start during the day... so that the disk to tape job runs while there is no overnight backup activity; but the problem is that this is always scheduled to start at midnight and there seems to be no flexibility in this.

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by v.Eremin » Apr 11, 2017 3:42 pm

The problem is that with the GFS job also starting during the night, it overlaps the backups and we get "corruption" error warnings in some of the jobs.
What kind of corruption error did you get? If a backup file is locked, GFS backup to tape job should patiently wait till it's released instead of generating corruption errors. Thanks.

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[MERGED] Feature request - GFS start time

Post by Fredo » Aug 14, 2017 12:55 pm 1 person likes this post

Dear VEEAM,

+1 for the feature request to be able to set the starting time of a GFS backup to tape job.
I know this is a popular request.
At this moment, it starts 'by design' at midnight.
I want to be able to set the exact starting time of this job (just like most other scheduled tasks).

Kind regards,
Fredo

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by Shestakov » Aug 15, 2017 10:19 am

Hi Fredo and welcome to the community!
Could you provide your use case, why current logic doesn`t work fine for you?
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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by Fredo » Aug 15, 2017 11:40 am

Hi Nikita and thank you for your reply & welcome message.
The short answer is: I want to be in control. Why should I not be able to set the starting moment of a ‘backup to tape’ job?
And to explain it a bit more: we have daily ‘backup to disk’ jobs that start every evening & weekly ‘backup to tape’ jobs. Since circa a month, Veeam is too busy in the weekend what results in slower disk & tape jobs. I want to be able to set myself the exact starting time of the Veeam jobs so disk & tape jobs are not running at the same time.

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by Shestakov » Aug 17, 2017 10:27 am 2 people like this post

Got it. Thanks for the request, Fredo, we will consider adding the feature in next releases!

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by Fredo » Sep 08, 2017 8:16 am 2 people like this post

I want to add an extra comment to this feature request:
It would be very beneficial if you could start the GFS tape job after a specific disk job.
I can imagine that in many case, the GFS tape job should start, when disk jobs are finished.

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by v.Eremin » Sep 08, 2017 10:36 am 1 person likes this post

That's our current approach - GFS job sits and waits till source job creates a backup. As soon it's created, it gets archived to tapes. Thanks.

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by a3pl » Nov 22, 2017 6:55 pm 1 person likes this post

veeam team, please allow us to set scheduled GFS start hour.
It so simple to implement.

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by v.Eremin » Nov 23, 2017 11:14 am

It would be helpful, if you could also mention why you need this feature. Thanks.

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by kyle.hartigan » Apr 10, 2018 4:27 am

Hey Veeam Dev Team

Is there a potential ETA on this feature, been able to schedule the start times would be great so we can make sure other jobs are completed first prior to the GFS Tape jobs executing

any update would be appreciated

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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Post by v.Eremin » Apr 10, 2018 3:21 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi, Kyle, and welcome to our community forums.

Unfortunately we still сannot provide any ETA, but you can be sure this feature has a high priority in our books.

Thanks.

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[MERGED] GFS Media Pool - Veeam Backup & Replication

Post by Guti » Aug 01, 2018 5:00 pm

For Veeam Software Engineers - could you change the VBR system to allow specifying a Start Time for Weekly/Monthly/Yearly tape jobs created based on GFS Media Pool for full backups?

Currently that is pre-set to start at 12:00 PM of the scheduled day by Software design and there is No way to change it.

We have a business need to run such Tape Jobs at a later time since our full synthetic jobs run Saturday Night and some servers finish next date around 3:00 AM, thus, if the systems allows us to specify the run time, it would be fantastic to backup to tape such late finishing servers.

The only workaround for us is to run such tape jobs manually on Monday or Change the Tape Job to run on Monday. Yet, it's not exactly the best solution for us.

Kindly, may I hear from you in this regard?

Thanks a lot for your time.

- Cheers

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