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Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby lwilk » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:08 pm

Hello There!

Is there a way to collect logs/informations that are reported by the VEB during (and after) processing backup job

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and write them to a file ?

Thanks for advice!
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:50 pm

Hi Lukasz,

Actually this data is already collected and is written to the debug log file. Can you please tell me why do you need this data and how would you use this further?

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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:41 pm

By the way, if you are looking for a way to automate the job tracking via some 3rd party tool - there are several windows events to track the VEB activity
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby lwilk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:53 am

Hello Vitaliy,

I would like to have there informations so I could include them in mail I'm sending after job is finished.

Can you tell me where this file is located ? (I can't find it...)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:20 am

You can find all log files in this folder > C:\ProgramData\Veeam
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby lwilk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:33 am

Yup, found them already (https://www.veeam.com/kb1825), but there a lot of infos there...

I thought I will be able to find only info presented on my screen...
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:36 am

Well... yes, job debug log contains all the data required by our support team when troubleshooting the issue with a backup job. The UI simply filters this data and displays in a human readable manner.

Can you please clarify why would you like to have this data embedded to the email notification about the backup job result? Do you use this in some further analyses?
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby lwilk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:32 pm

I'm using Veeam Endpoint backup free solution on one of my servers. I'm running it with a batch file, checking %ERROLEVEL% after and based on that sending mail notification. It would be realy nice to have info I've mentioned earlier, to have quick overview about the backup (a bit more than errocode 0, -1 or 5)
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:21 pm

Makes sense, in this case why not to monitor Windows Event log entry that contains job error message in addition just to an error code? This should help in getting the basic info on why the backup job failed and whether intimidate troubleshooting is required or not.
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby lwilk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:18 pm

The point is that I don't see any event logs, I don't know why... Do I need to enable it somehow or event log should always be created by default ?
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby lwilk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:58 pm

Forget about my last question, all clear now.

Thanks !
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:14 am

Yes, Windows Event log is filled with events once they occur. Thanks!
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby RickRead » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:30 pm

I agree that it would be useful if VEB created a "human readable" log file when concluding a backup. I've evaluated the product while I love it, in my view this is a strike against it. Without a human readable log file that could be sent via email, I have no way of knowing if the backup completed (or failed) on my client computers.

Is there another Veeam product that includes such logging? Thank you!
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Re: Backup job logs to file

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:09 am

Hi Rick,

Thank you for the kind words. In current version when you use Veeam B&R repository as a backup destination you can enabled global email notification option to get the reports from VEB jobs.
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