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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:07 pm

Hello Roland,
Could you check if the issue still persists with the new media pool and what will happen when new media set will be created in the existing media pool? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby RolandSchauer » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:18 pm

Hello,

sorry for the delayed answer.
I've tried creating a new media pool, but it's using same date format again (dd.mm.yyyy). Date/time options in Windows has been changed on Backupserver and SQL Server.
Do you have any other suggestions?

thanks in advance!

best regards
Roland
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:27 pm

Hello Roland,

Honestly, I’d rather contact support team and let them check your logs.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby RolandSchauer » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:09 pm

Hello Dima,

ok I'll do, thanks for your reply!

best regards
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby fja » Tue May 26, 2015 9:01 am

Hi,

I contatced support about a year ago on same subject... Agrre taht we need %year%, %month% variables to be able to proper format names ourselves. I suggest %day% as well, as we used weekly rotation tapes..

Hope this will be added soon!!

BR Frank
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu May 28, 2015 2:11 pm

Hello Frank,

Yes we indeed are got this request on our radar, thanks for pushing!
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby mfo » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:44 am

Veeam, please give us proper date variables!
Can't be that hard to implement %day-of-week%, %day%, %month% and %year%-variables, can it? That's a job any intern can do in half an hour. This would make a lot of customers very happy.

It is really annoying that I can't sort the list of tapes according to creation date.
In a long list of tapes, it becomes very hard to spot the oldest tape.

Creating a new media pool or media sets does not work either, it still doesn't use the format from the OS.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:16 am

Don't you have a Veeam ONE deployed by any chance? I'm wondering because Tape Media Retention Period report seems to be exactly what you're after. Thanks.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:06 pm 2 people like this post

Hi mfo,
While the default remains almost the same: Media set # %id% %date% = Media set 9/30/2015 11:00 AM

New ones were actually implemented in v9 (thanks to our interns):

%time% - time of the day when media set was started
Media set %time% = Media set 11:00 AM

%day% - day of the month when media set was started
Media set %day% = Media set 25

%dayofweek% - day of the week when media set was started
Media set % dayofweek % = Media set Monday

%month% - month when media set was started
Media set %month% = Media set October

%year% - year when media set was started
Media set %year% = Media set 2015

%job% - name of the tape job which opened this media set
Media set %job% = Media set Backup job 1

Feel free to use any combination of these variables.

Update: Finally found the Help Center article Specify Media Set Options where all the variables are listed.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby mfo » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:37 am

Thank you very much! This is much appreciated! :D

As I see, the help page has now been updated.
Last week, when I wrote the post, the help page just mentioned the %date% variable.

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another happy customer
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:59 pm

You are welcome. It seems that there was a glitch in Help Center engine and this info was published only for Free Edition’s Help Center. Now we got this corrected, thanks to your post.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby TBeckner » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:19 pm

The change for variables would have been great, except that you used the 'alpha' month instead of the 'numeric' month. To be useful, please offer the 'numeric' month either in addition to the 'alpha' month or change %month% to the month number. Cannot sort correctly with an 'alpha' month. For almost all Administrators world wide a date in the format of YYYY-MM-DD and a 24 hour time in the format of HH;MM:SS is the only useful format. To offer %date% in the format of dd-mm-yyyy shows the lack of international exposure that Veeam has. :D Thanks.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:23 am

Hi Timothy,

Thanks - good idea. Consider this added as a feature request for the next major release.
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby mma » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:58 am

Any news about the numeric month "feature"?
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Re: Include date in Format yyyy-MM-dd to Media-Sets name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:28 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

Yup. Month numeric variable will be supported in upcoming 9.5
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