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Tape Operator Role?

Post by choldings » Aug 27, 2013 6:15 pm 1 person likes this post

Is there a roll other than full backup administrator that would allow someone to just manage tapes? If not, can there be one?

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by foggy » Aug 27, 2013 10:04 pm

Colin, there's no such role currently, but thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by plandata_at » Jan 26, 2016 2:58 pm

Please add more roles for backupoperators. I think it should be possible to define an tape operator who is not able to do anything else in veeam.
or for example cloud operator a.s.o.
A few more roles would be fine!

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by v.Eremin » Jan 27, 2016 12:52 pm

And what action scope would you like to see for tape restore operator? Just an ability to restore either backup or individual file to repository or chosen server, that's all?

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by plandata_at » Feb 01, 2016 7:21 am 1 person likes this post

For us it would be important to have a user who can physically manage tapes (export and impport tape, maybe move tapes into pools and vaults) without the ability to change jobs or to restore anything.

or at least just to manage tape operations an jobs without the ability to change, backup or restore anything else in veeam.

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by v.Eremin » Feb 02, 2016 9:30 am 1 person likes this post

Ok, so we are talking about an user role with an ability to manage tape-related operations, such as export, import, eject, erase, inventory, catalogue, move to pool and vault, etc. Thanks.

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by Dima P. » Feb 03, 2016 12:05 pm

user who can physically manage tapes (export and impport tape, maybe move tapes into pools and vaults) without the ability to change jobs or to restore anything.
Awesome request! Thanks a lot.

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by plandata_at » Feb 18, 2016 9:21 am

v.Eremin wrote:Ok, so we are talking about an user role with an ability to manage tape-related operations, such as export, import, eject, erase, inventory, catalogue, move to pool and vault, etc. Thanks.
exactly! :-) that would be really nice to have

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by wilkins44 » Mar 11, 2016 8:29 pm 1 person likes this post

I'll second the need for either a Tape Operator role or an expanded Backup Operator role.

I've got a group of operators that monitor the status and completion of our backup jobs. They will occasionally need to start or stop jobs, so Backup Operator is the role that they've got now. In V7 we gave them the Backup Operator role, and they were able to import and export tapes. We did the same thing for V8, but now they can't do the import or export

I'm able to import and export as an administrator, but I'd like to get things set up so I don't have to do this for them every week.

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by Dima P. » Mar 11, 2016 11:41 pm 1 person likes this post

We did the same thing for V8, but now they can't do the import or export
Sounds like a bug - I'll ask QA team to confirm. Thanks

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by wilkins44 » Mar 23, 2016 6:34 pm

Any updates on the possible bug?

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by Dima P. » Mar 24, 2016 12:31 am 1 person likes this post

Jay,

I passed this info to QA team, as promised. The issue is still under investigation

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by stuartmacgreen » May 10, 2016 1:16 pm

I am enquiring about the progress of this too as its a good requirement, as i just tightened up my Users & Roles after Gostevs recent weekly email with this regard, but only to find no tape management for backup operator.

ie Import, Export, Eject. Inventory
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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by Dima P. » May 10, 2016 2:02 pm 2 people like this post

Stuart,

It’s going to be fixed in the upcoming version.

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Re: Tape Operator Role?

Post by stuartmacgreen » May 10, 2016 3:58 pm 1 person likes this post

Fantastic and Thanks. Veeam never cease to amaze.
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