Feature (or Bug) Request - partial dir selections indication

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Feature (or Bug) Request - partial dir selections indication

Veeam Logoby kewnev » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:13 pm

Firstly want to say that, even at this beta stage, I am liking this software!

Unsure whether this has already been submitted, but I noticed that when configuring a file-level backup it is unclear whether or not there are any unselected folders further down a directory tree, without having to manually inspect each folder.

For example, look at this selection ..


You might be inclined to think that all the above folders and its subfolders are selected for backup. But this is not the case. When I drill down...


... you can see a previously unselected folder. This can be dangerous as you may have things not getting backed up when you inadvertently think they are.

Each parent of an unselected folder should have its check box different, such as a greyed-out tick, so one knows that there are unselected items beneath it somewhere.
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Re: Feature (or Bug) Request - partial dir selections indica

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:59 am


So, if I get this straight, whenever you edit your backup job, you want to see with a full tick (the v) that you have selected all folders, and maybe with a half tick (something like a \ or something) when not all the subfolders are selected. Is that what you would like to see?

I'm not sure if that is an easy thing to change, but it does makes sense. It is the holiday season at this moment :-) but I'll see if I can reach out and see if it is something difficult or not.


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Re: Feature (or Bug) Request - partial dir selections indica

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:52 pm

Hi guys,
For me it looks like a bug. I will get in touch with DEV team once the holidays are over. Thank you for bringing this up!
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Re: Feature (or Bug) Request - partial dir selections indica

Veeam Logoby Tijani » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:43 pm


More information about this issue :
Lets say A is a folder and B,C .. are subfolders of A.
If you select (B), the parent folder (A) is clearly partially selected (normal behavior).
If you select A (which selects all subfolders) then unselect one subfolder (B), the tick in front of (A) doesn't change from fully selected to partially selected.

Hope this helps.
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