[Feature Request] Retry tape job

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Re: [Feature Request] Retry tape job

Veeam Logoby efd121 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:31 pm

I have a Spectra Logic T380 library that has a single drive partition connected via fiber channel (8Gb) to a physical W2K16 server. The 5M files being backed up are on a virtual machine
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Re: [Feature Request] Retry tape job

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:23 pm

The 5M files being backed up are on a virtual machine

Have you tried new v9.5? We have improved engine for file to tape jobs with a huge number of source files which should come handy in case like yours.
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Re: [Feature Request] Retry tape job

Veeam Logoby efd121 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:19 pm

Yes I have tried 9.5 that is the version I was running when this job failed
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Re: [Feature Request] Retry tape job

Veeam Logoby Chris.B » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:02 pm 1 person likes this post

I came across this thread as we had a couple of backups fail on our yearly GFS tape job over the weekend, being able to retry failed tape jobs would be really useful.

My solution was to clone the failed GFS tape job and then edit it to remove the VMs which had backed up successfully so only the VMs which had failed were left. I then ran the cloned job by right-clicking and selecting Active Full > Yearly. This ensured that only the failed VMs were processed and the backups ended up on the correct media set.

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Re: [Feature Request] Retry tape job

Veeam Logoby sasilik » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:16 pm

+1 for a little bit different "retry tape job". Seems that if there is some problems reading source files then tape job fails. Could the tape jobs have similar option as VM jobs - retry N times and wait N minutes before retrying. Maybe there is some temporary problem and maybe there is only problem with reading one file and job could go on and report failing files. For now Veeam fails entire tape job when these kind of errors occur.
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