Feature request - GFS start time definable

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Feature request - GFS start time definable

Veeam Logoby msknight » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:12 pm

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

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby Fredo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:55 pm

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,
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Re: Feature request - GFS start time definable

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby Fredo » Tue 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

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:27 am 1 person likes 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

Veeam Logoby Fredo » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:16 am

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

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri 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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