Standalone backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)
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ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by tvm » Jul 11, 2019 10:40 pm

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the scheduler say "Daily at:"
i have too many workstations to be backing them all up daily, and there is no point

is there any way to set up an always incremental monthly backup?
the VM side allows that

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by wishr » Jul 12, 2019 5:30 am

Hi again Tony,

Have you had a chance to check our official documentation?

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by tvm » Jul 12, 2019 2:44 pm

pardon me if i'm missing something, but in the official docs "ad-hoc" appears to be the only alternative to "daily", unless i somehow employ "backup no more often then" function

telling it to run daily and then asking it to not run for a certain amount of backup age seems like is an odd logic, when VM side of things has a more or less normal looking scheduler

i have too many machines to click though manually on a regular basis, that's also the reason i don't want daily backups

what i'm trying to do ideally is run some on the the 1st of the month, some on the second and so on on a monthly cycle, with just one backup a month for each WS
is there a way to do that?

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by wishr » Jul 15, 2019 9:06 am

Hi Tony,

If you are using Server edition of VAW, standalone deployment, the below configuration should meet your requirements.

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by tvm » Jul 15, 2019 3:37 pm

thank you!
are there any plans to introduce the same scheduling options for the Workstations?
it would be very useful to be able to able to spread the workstation backups a bit "thinner", as it's not uncommon to have more workstations than server in an office environment.

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by wishr » Jul 16, 2019 8:38 am

Hi Tony,

Currently, we have no plans for implementing it in the Workstation edition. You may use the Server edition to protect your workstations.

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by tvm » Jul 16, 2019 3:12 pm

servers are double the cost, aren't they?

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by wishr » Jul 16, 2019 3:36 pm

Well, this is a rare use-case since you never know when your user will have his laptop stolen/broken, so usually you'd like to backup your workstations at least weekly (several times a week! :)). Another argument is the backup size. Changes to the data are frequent, and since the connectivity is usually a challenge you'd like to minimize the amount of data being transferred over the network during each backup run. That's why it's preferable to have as much frequent incremental backups as possible.

Currently, you may workaround it by playing with the currently available workstation edition schedule settings or use the server edition instead.

Hope it makes sense. Thank you.

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by tvm » Jul 16, 2019 3:44 pm

i get it
yeah, in my case workstations are desktops, so connectivity and total loss are not very important

thank you for your help!

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by Dima P. » Jul 16, 2019 4:11 pm

Tony,

Additional workaround might be to start backup job via command line with the help of windows scheduler. Cheers!

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by tvm » Jul 16, 2019 4:13 pm

when using B&R will i have a problem if a workstation agent is installed, but in the job type i select "server" and "managed by agent"?

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by Dima P. » Jul 16, 2019 4:19 pm

Tony,

Nope: agent installation package remains the same for managed by agent job type. Mode defines how this agent is going to be licensed (the amount of instances consumed) and the set of features (such as application aware processing for servers). Cheers!

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by tvm » Jul 18, 2019 8:23 pm 1 person likes this post

thank you all for your help!
i've decided to go the server agent route
it's costly, but keeps thing clean and in one place

It certainly would be nice to have the same scheduler for the workstations as for VMs and servers, i don't get why the developers spent time writing new code when they already had a good one.

please consider this a feature request :)

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Re: ehh ... how do i create a monthly backup plan for WS?

Post by Dima P. » Jul 19, 2019 7:15 pm

Tony,

Noted. Thank you!

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