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Tape Jobs Schedule enhancements

Post by tfloor » Aug 20, 2013 1:38 pm 1 person likes this post

Is there a schedule exclusion coming for tape backups?

Normally when for example it's christmas i disable that days for backup to tape, otherwise it's sitting there and waiting for a tape.
I don't see it at the moment.

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by Peter_Riederer » Aug 20, 2013 2:07 pm

Yes we would really appreciate this feature too !
Just a few minutes ago i had a discussion with one of my colleagues, that there is currently no possibilty to exclude days -> daily, weekly, monthly backup on holidays e.g.

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by marksmithuk » Aug 20, 2013 2:58 pm

Another person here who thinks that would be a useful feature

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by Peter_Riederer » Aug 20, 2013 3:00 pm 4 people like this post

i think we all want to get rid of our Backup Exec Installations, and just use Veeam as the one and only tool ;)

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by marksmithuk » Aug 20, 2013 3:04 pm 1 person likes this post

all services all disabled.... just waiting to click the uninstall button here!!! Cannot wait!

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by v.Eremin » Aug 21, 2013 11:00 am 2 people like this post

For now you can, probably, write a simple PS script responsible for enabling/disabling given tape job(s) and schedule it via Windows Scheduler to run during the said period (XMAS holidays). In other words, tape job will be disabled at the begging of the holidays and enabled again once the holidays are finished:

Disable a tape job:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$Job = Get-VBRTapeJob -name "Name of tape job" 
$Job.DisableScheduler() 
Enable a tape job:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$Job = Get-VBRTapeJob -name "Name of tape job" 
$Job.EnableScheduler() 
Disable all tape jobs:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
foreach ($Job in Get-VBRTapeJob)
{
$Job.DisableScheduler()
} 
Enable all tape jobs:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
foreach ($Job in Get-VBRTapeJob)
{
$Job.DisableScheduler()
} 
Thanks.

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by Gostev » Aug 21, 2013 11:08 am

Would not it be easier to just shutdown Veeam server when leaving for the holidays ;)

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by Dima P. » Aug 21, 2013 11:16 am

Hello to all,

Thank you for the great feedback - we will look in to the possibility of improving the scheduling for backup to tape jobs. Meanwhile, you could use the groundbreaking scripts from the Veeam PowerShell Guru :wink:

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by marksmithuk » Aug 21, 2013 11:18 am

Good idea v.Eremin, and nice try Gostev but we would need the main backups / replication to run for the off person that enjoys working on Christmas day :)

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by tfloor » Aug 22, 2013 6:44 am

Gostev wrote:Would not it be easier to just shutdown Veeam server when leaving for the holidays ;)
Backups to disks are no problem, that don't need the manual action. That's why i love to disk, and little bit hate the tape :)

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[MERGED] FEATURE REQUEST - Exclusion Dates for Tape-Backup p

Post by HTHGMBH » May 15, 2015 7:19 am

It would be nice to configure some exclusions Dates for the Tape backup Job. Couse on Holiday days when nobody insert a new tape the backup Jobs runs into an error. So please give the Option for Tape Jobs to configure exclusion Dates, maybe with the Option to Import local Holiday days. This would be very helpful.

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Re: FEATURE REQUEST - Exclusion Dates for Tape-Backup plan

Post by Shestakov » May 15, 2015 2:25 pm

Hello!

In some countries Holidays depend on the exact day of the year, in others it`s the 1/2/3rd Mon/Tue/etc. of a month. In some countries a Holiday can be moved, let`s say from Tue to Mon to make a long weekend. + some companies work on Holidays etc.
So I believe importing Holidays can cause a lot of issues and complaints. However, idea of adding exclusions of exact days makes sense. Let`s see of someone else needs the option as well.

Thank you for the feedback!

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Re: Tape backup Schedule exclusions

Post by v.Eremin » May 16, 2015 2:53 pm 1 person likes this post

You still prohibit tape job execution on certain days via PS scripting. Though, the script provided above would not work in version 8 due to some changes introduced there.

Current version should look like this:

Disable a tape job:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$Job = Get-VBRTapeJob -name "Name of tape job"
Disable-VBRJob -Job $Job
Enable a tape job:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$Job = Get-VBRTapeJob -name "Name of tape job"
Enable-VBRJob -Job $Job
Disable all tape jobs:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
foreach ($Job in Get-VBRTapeJob)
{
Disable-VBRJob -Job $Job
} 
Enable all tape jobs:

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
foreach ($Job in Get-VBRTapeJob)
{
Enable-VBRJob -Job $Job
} 
Thanks.

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[MERGED] : Tape Backups & Holidays

Post by JNelsonLogix » Feb 12, 2016 5:01 pm

Hey Support,

I just wanted to make a suggestion in regards to tape backups. When holidays occur, users are not in the office. There should be an option to exclude certain days or something along those grounds. For example one of our clients infrastructure setup: A Daily Backup Job of 3 virtual machines that is scheduled to run the job automatically on "Weekdays" at 6:00 PM. Then they have a Tape Backup Job that is scheduled to run as soon as the Daily Backup Job completes. When Monday comes around and the Daily Backup completes, the wrong tape is going to be in the drive and cause problems. This is something that should be addressed or updated in a patch. Any tips or comments are appreciated.

Jonathan

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Re: Tape Backups & Holidays

Post by Dima P. » Feb 13, 2016 11:09 pm

Hello Jonathan,

Thanks - good request. Have you considered using PowerShell to disable the tape jobs during holidays?

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