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New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby StefanB » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:54 am

Hello,

want to use the new v9 Media set variables for sorting the used media list. New Definition is 'Wöchentlich %year%.%month%.%day% %time%'.

V9 named the set 'Wöchentlich 2016.Februar.13 23:59' - the month should be short '02' instead of Long 'Februar'. Any trick to do this?

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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:22 am

Hi,

You might want to use %date% - that will give you date in "2/11/2016" format.

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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby StefanB » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:44 pm

Sorry, but not for localized german Installation. Even with regional Date Settings changed to YYYY/MM/DD. Hoped v9 variables can do this now.
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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:03 pm

Could you please post some screenshots of your Regional Settings + media set variables settings so we could confirm the described behaviour? Also what's your OS version?

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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby StefanB » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:22 pm

Regional Settings on german W2008R2 System Changed and Media Pool with Default Settings created. Date always formatted in Default german style, even with %date% variable:

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The new media set variables are ok for our Needs, but the month is text instead of decimal!
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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:44 pm

Our QA team has confirmed that the useage of %month% variable will always give you a full name of the month, no matter what Region and Speech you've specified in Windows options.

Could you please describe you goal in details, maybe I'll be able to provide you with some workaround?

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New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby StefanB » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:04 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

the Goal is to be able to sort the column 'media set' in each media pool by date in both directions (old>new or new>old).
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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:49 pm

Hi StefanB,

Customize the media set name to something like %date% media set #%id% Then it should be sorted by date on the first place. Is you are looking for a better way to track the tape media usage Veeam One has several predefined reports that are worth testing

Update: Finally found the Help Center article Specify Media Set Options. You can create a custom name for your media set like %day% %month% %year% media set # %id% and it should be sorted properly.
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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby fv-it » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:36 am

StefanB wrote:Hi,

the Goal is to be able to sort the column 'media set' in each media pool by date in both directions (old>new or new>old).


we also need this feature and i think the default behaviour which does not allow sorting is not so nice (broken).

we will use
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%id% - %year%-%month%-%day% - %time%
for now...
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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:04 am 1 person likes this post

Friedrich,

Thanks for the heads up. We plan to add this numeric variable for Month in upcoming release :wink:
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Re: New v9 Media set name variables

Veeam Logoby fv-it » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:36 am

Thanks, great to hear. full/long/short iso would also be very nice... Or perhaps the format strings from http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/manual ... -Time.html :-)
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