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Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby ernst » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:20 pm

Scheduler in the veeam-backup gives the possibility to choose "First" or "Last" in a month. (Good).
BIG Issue with this is that you in addition HAVE to choose the day. (Mon-Sun). (Bad).

We have to create monthly tape-backups every first day of a month.
This CAN be Mon-Sun.

The responsable employees are instructed to put in the Month-Backup-Tape on the last of a month, so that the monthyl-duplicate-job (B2D2T) can run the 1st of the following month, starting in the morning.
We had this possibility in each other backup-software we used up to now. In veeam this is missing.

When choosing "First" or "Last" your customer should have the possibility to either choose a dedicated day or just take the first (or last) day of a month.
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:32 pm

What happens if you do the following:

- Monthly -> This day -> 1 or Last

Isn't that what you're looking for?

Thanks.
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby ernst » Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:47 am

Exactly this is the issue!
When I choose "Monthly" I can choose "1st" BUT I have to choose a dedicated day.
And: Monday 1st of a month can be between the 1st and the 6th day of a month!
(Not every 1st day of a month is a monday...)
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:23 am

If you want to choose a dedicated day, then, why not to select - Monthly -> First -> Monday? In this case, a tape job will take place on the first Monday of the given month. Thanks.
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby gpomanti » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:01 pm

I think the issue is that there should be an option to pick a day of the month. For example, I want to run my tape job on January 1st, February 1st, March 1st, etc... but that is not an option in the scheduler. I can't select Monthly -> First -> Monday because in 2016 that would be January 4th, February 1st, March 7th and so on. A really nice feature (which I believe has been requested numerous times) would be a calendar scheduler, or something similar. That way I can pick the specific dates that I want my tape jobs (or any backup job) to run.
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:19 am

For example, I want to run my tape job on January 1st, February 1st, March 1st, etc... but that is not an option in the scheduler

This is not true. I suggested the way your goal can be achieved in my first reply. Thanks.
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby gpomanti » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:28 pm 1 person likes this post

Huh, how about that. My apologies, I did not know that was an option. I even looked yesterday before I replied and didn't see that option. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby mma » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:35 pm

Btw, why is it not possible to select "first day of month" on a File to Tape job?
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:40 pm

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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby mma » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:54 pm 1 person likes this post

Oh, now I can see it - thanks :-)
I was searching for "first" and "day of month" in the dropdown field. Feel a bit stupid now...

Feature request - rename "This day" to "Day of month" ;-)
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Re: Monthly 1st DAY of a month

Veeam Logoby ernst » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:53 am 1 person likes this post

Wow. We are really glad to see it is solved. In which update did this come? And the Feature-request of mma would really help others. I also didnt think about "This day" would be what we are searching for.
Thanks. This helps saving a lot of time and stupid work... Thanks
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