Custom backup job name

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Custom backup job name

Veeam Logoby ChuckS42 » Tue May 30, 2017 4:50 pm

I am working on a plan to migrate the long-term backups from our current physical server backup software to VAW, and to accomplish this I need to be able to one-off VAW backup jobs with descriptive names, to show the original server and backup date. I see no way to change the default VAW backup job name. Is this possible? I suppose I could do a custom backup copy job for each server/date iteration, but that seems excessively tedious.
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Re: Custom backup job name

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed May 31, 2017 5:56 am

Hi Chuck,

I don't believe this is possible. However, as a (potential) workaround, you can create a stand-alone backup for the server and store it to another location. That would allow you to give a descriptive name to a folder on your storage. Is that something that might help you?

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Re: Custom backup job name

Veeam Logoby ChuckS42 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:53 pm

Well, I plan on doing that anyway, but that folder won't show up directly in the console (have to start a FLR). I want backups that are easily identified without having to dig for the details. I think I can accomplish what I want with a one-off Backup Copy job for each server/date combination; tedious, but should get me where I want to go.

Side observation - in a lot of areas of IT, vendors create ways of making the migration from a competitor's product to their own fairly easy, to encourage customers to switch. That doesn't seem to be the case for backup software vendors.
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Re: Custom backup job name

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:30 am

Chuck,

I would love to hear your idea on how we can make it easier to switch from your current solution to us :-).
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Re: Custom backup job name

Veeam Logoby ChuckS42 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:54 am

Oh, I don't know, maybe start supporting absolute expiration dates on backups, in addition to number of restore points? You know, where a backup expires at a specific date & time without having to run another backup to enforce it? But maybe I'm just stuck in the past.
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Re: Custom backup job name

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:08 am

Got it. But even if we would support something like that, we still need to run a task or kickoff something to do the cleanup. But certainly something to think about.
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