A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

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A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby AlenD » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:10 pm

Hello,

1. Can you please clarify how can rotating, locally connected external drives be managed for backups?
2. Is it possible to make backups multiple times per a day, e.g. make hourly backups.

Please clarify if the answer is applicable for Free\Wst\Srv versions.

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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:51 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello,

1. Please take a look at these links for the answer: Backup to Rotated Drives and Managing Rotated Drives
2. Yes, that's possible. See scheduling options for server edition and workstation/free.

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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby AlenD » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:11 am

Hello Vitaly, thank you for the info.
1. I got almost all answers via the links you provided. As I understand VAW manages independent backup chains on each drive and all you need is to register required drives.
The only minor question is, what if I configured backup on the first USB drive and used a custom folder (VAW_BareMetal) for backups. If I simply register consequent drives will the program create the folder or I have to take care of it myself?

2. I failed to find answer on my second question via the links provided.
Imagine you have a server and you want to take backups every hour. How can you configure it?
It must be independent of events like logon, lock, etc. Just make backup every hour, say, from 9am to 6pm.

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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:39 am 1 person likes this post

1. Don't believe you need to pre-create a folder on each rotated drive.
2. Yes, server edition allows scheduling periodic backups every hour (there is a screenshot in the first link). For server edition, there is no logon events in the scheduling options.
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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby AlenD » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:58 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote:1. Don't believe you need to pre-create a folder on each rotated drive.

You should not believe, you have to know. :wink:
We are the ones who should believe and hope.

Vitaliy S. wrote:2. Yes, server edition allows scheduling periodic backups every hour (there is a screenshot in the first link). For server edition, there is no logon events in the scheduling options.

Ok, clear, so the functionality is supported on Server edition only. Clear, thanks. I hopped I can get it in Free edition. :roll:

Thank you very much for clarifications!
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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:32 pm

Folder will be created automagically. You can script the periodic full backup, because free edition supports starting backup job via command line
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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby AlenD » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:50 am

Dima P. wrote:Folder will be created automagically. You can script the periodic full backup, because free edition supports starting backup job via command line

Hello Dima, thank you for the additional info.

Can you please advice me concerning the following task: how can I make backups every 15-60 minutes on a critical Windows 10 machine?
Does Server edition support it?
Also, in the Free and Workstation editions section I see this: "The backup job must not run more often than every 2 hours". But how I even can schedule backup to be done every 2 hours in a free edition?!

Also how does the continuous data protection work in Server edition? Can you recommend it for use with a critical app?
And is Server edition supported on non-server OS versions?

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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby AlenD » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:43 pm

Hello guys, still waiting for answers. I will be grateful if you answer my last questions.

Plus have a new one: it seems "Backup no more often then every" option does not work (at least for free edition). I noticed this on several computers. Configured to make Daily backups and only one week day chosen (say Saturday), VAW keeps making backups every week, despite the "Backup no more often then every" option is set to 30 days.
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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi, Alen - I am sorry no one responded to you for a week. I need to have a serious talk with some of my team members ;)

Answering your questions:
1. Yes, Server edition supports it.
2. You cannot schedule backup to be done every 2 hours in a free edition, but you can select backup triggering events that may cause backup to happen very often.
3. Yes, Server edition supported on non-server OS versions.
4. Not sure what do you mean by "continuous data protection work in Server edition", we don't have such capability.
5. "Backup no more often then every" applies only to the backup trigger events that this setting is located together with in the job wizard.

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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby AlenD » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:56 pm

Hello Gostev,

Appreciate for your answers, clear now.

As for the "continuous data protection work in Server edition" I took that from the user guide:
"You can schedule the job to run continuously — that is, in a non-stop manner. A new session of the continuously running job starts as soon as the previous job session completes. Continuously run job can help you implement near-continuous data protection (near-CDP) for the most critical applications."

So, can you recommend it for use with a critical app?

And one more question, how can I configure multiple e-mail recipients in e-mail notification configuration? I tried separating addresses using colon and semicolon, but that did not work.

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Re: A couple of questions about Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:41 pm

Hi AlenD,
So, can you recommend it for use with a critical app?

Can confirm that it works as described, so you can use this option.

how can I configure multiple e-mail recipients in e-mail notification configuration? I tried separating addresses using colon and semicolon, but that did not work.

Unfortunately this is not possible in Veeam Agent for Windows, but in case you are using Veeam B&R repository as a target you can use global email notification option with the desired functionality.
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