Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

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Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Badger1 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:16 pm

Hi,

it would be great, when the function "Schedule - when the backup target is connected" also would work for shared folders.
In my case I have a shared folder, which is not always online. It would be perfect, when VEP backup on the target, when it is online (or e.g. VEP could wake up the backup machine).

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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:19 pm

Patrick,
Actually, it should It work for any destination (including the Shared Folder and VBR repository) – check it :wink:
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Badger1 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:38 pm

Hi,
really? Because I have the problem that this doesn't work.
I opened also a case (#00877163) where the technician wrote to me, that this isn't acceptable by VEP Design.
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:46 pm

Yes, its true. I believe, support wanted to say that the backup trigger for “When backup storage is connected” event is a connection to the actual backup destination specified in the backup job settings.
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Badger1 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:25 pm

But why doesn't this work for me?
I have specified the backup target (a shared folder) and I set the settings "when the backup target is connected" and "Back up no more often than every 7 days".
But now 14 days are gone and no automatic backup was started (And yes: the shared folder was often online in this time :) ).
When I start the backup manually all works fine.
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:00 pm

the shared folder was often online in this time

That is the key. The event must take place to trigger backup, so if the shared folder was not disconnected – the backup is not triggered. To make sure it’s working for you try to re enable the network – such temporary disconnect will be counted as backup event.

In addition may be you need to specify the additional backup events such as at lock or logoff – to ensure that the backup is triggered more often (since you said that share folder is online most of the times)
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby JayInfo » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:47 pm

Dima, it would be great to have a feature which will rerun the backup job when it has been failed ( because the computer was off at the backup job schedule, as example )

So far I'm very happy about VEB! :D
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:10 pm

JayInfo wrote:Starting the backup job automaticly when the computer boots, because the previous planned backup job has been failed.

I believe having a retry functionality should already address this feature request, right?
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:34 pm

No. Since backup target was not available upon network state change in this job, the job will simply not start - so neither retries will be going.
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Badger1 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:31 pm

Dima P. wrote:
the shared folder was often online in this time

That is the key. The event must take place to trigger backup, so if the shared folder was not disconnected – the backup is not triggered. To make sure it’s working for you try to re enable the network – such temporary disconnect will be counted as backup event.

In addition may be you need to specify the additional backup events such as at lock or logoff – to ensure that the backup is triggered more often (since you said that share folder is online most of the times)


Thanks for your answer.
In my case: VEB is installed on a server. So normaly there isn't any network disconnection or an user event (lock or logoff). The backup target is a shared folder an a client pc. The client PC is sometimes online, sometimes not.
So I have no chance to trigger VEB, to backup on the shared folder?
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:07 pm

Badger1,
I think the backup should be triggered by ‘when backup target is connected event’ even in such case - Endpoint checks if the repository is reachable and network events as well. Could you test it in your environment and share the results?
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Badger1 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:49 pm

I've tested it today. The backup target was 1h online. But VEP didn't start the backup process (the last backup was 9 days ago. I've started this manually).

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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:18 am

Mind me asking you to open a support case thru the Control Panel? I'd like our QA team to check the reason why the backup process was not triggered.
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Badger1 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:43 pm

Dima P. wrote:Mind me asking you to open a support case thru the Control Panel? I'd like our QA team to check the reason why the backup process was not triggered.


I've opend a case two weeks ago (#00877163), where the technician couldn't help me ("this function isn't acceptable by VEP Design").
But you and Vitaly tell now me, that this should be possible.
Should I open a new one?
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Re: Feature Request - backup when shared folder is online

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:40 pm

Badger1,
My bad, I completely forgot that you have already opened the case. Hold on – I’ll check directly with QA team.
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