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Re: Feature Request - Restore an entire folder from the last

Post by DavidReimers » Jan 04, 2018 3:14 am

MattP95 wrote:Here's a better workaround in my opinion:

1. Remove the catalog from the affected tapes in the backup set(s). (Tapes must be offline for this)
2.Re-catalog the tapes once online.
3. Restore your file(s) without being asked for tapes from previous backups!

I hope this helps others :)
We attempted this, but as we do weekly as well as monthly backups, it wants us to remove about 15 tapes in order to allow us to use just a single restore point.

+1 to Veeam fixing this asap or at least nominating an ETA. In our case, we have migrated from ARCserve to Veeam, and have lost restore functionality. With ARCserve, we could simply restore all the contents of a tape. Veeam doesn't allow this, hence we have this issue.

Unless we can get an ETA then we will need to consider stopping tape backups with Veeam and instead switching back to ARCserve.

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[MERGED] Horrible restore from File to Tape Job

Post by check4backup » Jan 31, 2018 9:39 am

Hi,

It's the old thing. If i restore an complete Folder, Veeam asks for all Tapes from previous Backups.

I know, it's documented in the description.

See here:
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It's a known issue, indeed. Also, we plan to fix it in one of the next product versions. However, at that moment we cannot provide any ETA. Thanks.

Is there an appointment?

Many greetings.

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Re: Feature Request - Restore an entire folder from the last

Post by v.Eremin » Feb 02, 2018 11:45 am

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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Re: Feature Request - Restore an entire folder from the last

Post by simcomit » Apr 24, 2018 5:33 pm

I can't believe this still isn't fixed. Add us to the list of impacted users impatiently awaiting this functionality. I can't believe this got a lower priority than other stuff and has been open since 2016, the future may not include tape but WE'RE NOWHERE NEAR THAT POINT YET!!

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Re: Feature Request - Restore an entire folder from the last

Post by Dima P. » Apr 25, 2018 10:21 am 1 person likes this post

The plan to change this behavior in upcoming Update 4. Thank you.

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Re: Feature Request - Restore an entire folder from the last

Post by simcomit » Apr 25, 2018 5:06 pm

Dima P, excellent news!! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Feature Request - Restore an entire folder from the last ful

Post by alex.talmage » Mar 07, 2019 6:37 pm

I'm presuming this wasn't fixed? I've got around 1000 files that I need to restore from the latest backup set, but when I select the folder, its requesting older tapes. Running 9.5 Update 4.

Is there an easier way to restore 1000 files from tape, rather than adding each individual file manually to the restore job?

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Re: Feature Request - Restore an entire folder from the last ful

Post by Dima P. » Mar 09, 2019 10:53 pm

Alex,

This behavior was reworked in Update 4 (and Veeam B&R will request only needed tapes instead of entire media set). Unfortunately this logic does not work for tapes written before Update 4.

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