Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

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Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby SynthosKralupy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:44 am

Hello,

I am writting this request based on support advice.

I'd like to ask you about possibility of retry tape backup job. I have GFS tape backup job, backup source contains scale-out repository. There are 4 jobs stored in my case. One of them failed. I found out there is no retry option in GUI. Can youi, please, implement option to retry job for failed parts only? Not to retry complete job.

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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:36 am

Hello Pavel,
The tape backup GFS does retry to copy source files by default.
Would you like to have an option to make a manual retry?
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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby SynthosKralupy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:05 am

Hello,

no, I didn't.
My backup to tape job is making copy of "backup copy" files on tapes. Currently I have four backup copy jobs. All of them running fine, it is OK.
But backup to tape job was unable to copy all files to tapes, for first backup copy job files.

Reason was: 6.10.2016 2:11:55 :: BackupSynthesizedStorageToTape failed
The system cannot find the file specified.
Failed to open file [Q:\VeeamBackup\Backup_Copy_Job_-_all_VMs_2D\Backup Copy Job - all VMs 2D2016-09-29T000000.vbk] in readonly mode.
The system cannot find the file specified.

I would like to retry tape job and copy missed only files to tapes. In my case only Q:\VeeamBackup\Backup_Copy_Job_-_all_VMs_2D\Backup Copy Job - all VMs 2D2016-09-29T000000.vbk file.

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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:55 am

Tape GFS job retries every hour in a case of failure.
I.e. if the job failed to copy backups at 2:11pm, it will retry at 3pm, then at 4pm etc until the end of the day.
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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby SynthosKralupy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:20 am

Strange. Is possible that BKF has been changed before retry because backup copy job did a new synthetic full restore point?
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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:20 am

Could you explain what you mean by BKF?
Backup copy job doesn`t perform synthetic fulls, but use forever forward incremental method.
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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby SynthosKralupy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:33 am

Sorry, I was wrong :-) I mean VBK files = full backups.
And I mean situation that backup copy job create new VBK file between tape job retry so original VBK file can't be found anymore.

Is this scenario possible?
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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:22 am

Thanks for clarification.
Indeed if backup copy job starts during tape GFS job run, the last will be stopped, so you need to plan them accordingly. In the upcoming release, you will have an option to suppress the backup copy job if tape job is running.
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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby SynthosKralupy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:29 am

Thanks a lot. I will check next releases.
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Re: Feature request: retry tape job for failed parts only

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:58 pm

You are welcome. VBR v9.5 is going to be marketed later in Q4.
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