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Feature Request: "Testdrive" a Job

Post by Poweruser » Aug 06, 2018 11:50 pm

Have you ever asked if your job will be executed correct?
what do you do? wait until the job starts by schedule? run it manually and switching tapes, reinsert them after eject, set them to mark as free?
all this could be done much easier by starting a "testdrive".
there are many test cases but one would be:

you simulate the input of one of your tapes from your library say monday from media pool xyz and you select a fictive start date.
then the software will check what will happen at this time. will the tape be protected or free at this time? is it in the right media pool etc?

anyway, if this is too complicate add another feature:
if you select to start a job now, it asks if it should be executed outside backup window, and asks if chained jobs should be executed.
but it does not ask if it should eject the tape. it should ask if an eject should occur. if an admin starts an job remote he can reload the tape if an error occurs. so that would be handy.

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Re: Feature Request: "Testdrive" a Job

Post by Dima P. » Aug 07, 2018 4:34 pm

Hi Poweruser.

Thanks for sharing.
if you select to start a job now, it asks if it should be executed outside backup window, and asks if chained jobs should be executed.
Ejection setting should be preserved from original job settings. Cheers!

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Re: Feature Request: "Testdrive" a Job

Post by Poweruser » Aug 07, 2018 10:19 pm

if eject is preset you should be asked if you really want to do an eject.
same question as if you want to backup outside backup window.

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Re: Feature Request: "Testdrive" a Job

Post by Dima P. » Aug 08, 2018 11:58 am

I'll discuss it with the team, thanks!

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Re: Feature Request: "Testdrive" a Job

Post by Poweruser » Aug 08, 2018 10:43 pm 2 people like this post

i love your forum...
its fine to see, that ideas get into the development process of a company instead of dying at first level support :-)
thumbs up!
i hope i dont have too many ideas for you ;-)

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