v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:26 pm

Hello,
Thanks for the feedback. Indeed for now you need to use regular media pool for daily tape backups.
We are going to implement the feature of daily backups in GFS media pool in future versions.
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby richard.hare » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:16 am

Hi,

Is there any update in the parallel processing feature? GFS is a nice feature that adds convenience over normal media pools. Giving it a performance burden over normal media pools, when obviously the parallel processing mechanism is already tried and tested is most frustrating. Also, when using per vm files, better tape job error handling would be welcome.... If I have a tape copy job (GFS or not) that includes 5 vms and the job fails... Surely we should be able to identify with VM we were copying to tape at the time, rather than ditching the whole copy set?

Thanks!
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:20 pm 1 person likes this post

This request has been tracked already and will be covered in one of the future releases. However, we cannot share specifics at this point of time. Thanks.
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby richard.hare » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Hi Vladimir,

Thanks for the confirmation. Does this cover both the parallel processing AND the error handling?
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[MERGED] parallel tape processing GFS media pools

Veeam Logoby Fredo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:26 am

My feature request is to enable parallel tape processing for GFS media pools. In this case, one GFS tape backup job, can use two tape drives simultaneously.

Our weekly GFS tape backup jobs need a lot of time to complete. Because of this time-consuming tape backup jobs, we have two tape drives. It would save more time, if we could combine those two drives, in one tape job. Unfortunately, that is not possible at this moment. That's why we have two GFS tape jobs; one for each tape drive. We would rather use one GFS tape backup job which can use both drives simultaneously. More info here: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/parallel_processing.html?ver=95
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby rscurrah » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:52 pm

Is there any update for when parallel processing for GFS media pools will be available?

Thanks
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:14 am

Unfortunately we сannot provide any ETA at the moment, but this feature has a high priority in our books. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Tape Parallel Processing in GFS Media Pool

Veeam Logoby mnaji » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:14 am

I have tape library with 4 drives, it will be great if you can enable Parallel processing on GFS Media Pool to speed backup process.
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby jayscarff » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:04 pm

Following for updates!
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby tntteam » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:44 pm

» Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:29 pm :
Dima P. wrote:Hey WinstonWolf,
Parallel processing for GFS media pools feature is planned as a part of further GFS media pool enhancements, so thanks for posting – it shows we are on the right track.


» Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:20 pm :
v.Eremin wrote:This request has been tracked already and will be covered in one of the future releases. However, we cannot share specifics at this point of time. Thanks.


Hi,

We are now in 2018.

How many years are you going to wait before release a *basic* functionality like this ?

I love veeam backup product (mainly because of advanced functions like application item restore) but sometimes I feel like you're missing really basic backup software stuff, like direct backup VM to tape, use multiple LTO drives, etc... :roll:
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby KiwiJJ » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:50 pm

Also following for updates. I agree with the last poster, any idea what year this will be released
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby EdNewman » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:50 pm

Now the 9.5 r3a is about to be released can anyone on the early access let us know if these long awaited features are included?

Cheers,
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Re: v9 GFS Media Pool & Tape Job

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:08 pm

3a is more a platform support update (not counting multiple bug fixes), so, no new features have been introduced.

As to your request, it's in the "short-term" bucket (features that should be implemented in foreseeable future) .

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