Feature Request - change backup name

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Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Njumaen » Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:57 am

The name of the backup job should be possible to be changed as the name of the machine was changed after the initial backup.
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:56 am

...or alternatively the new machine name could be picked up after you initiate a full backup, since machine name does not change very often.
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:58 am

Njumaen,
If you rename PC while backup job is configured, we would rename all upcoming restore points with the new name, however the backup will still reside in the old backup folder. So we got you covered :wink:
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Andrew.Meyer » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:24 pm

Is there a way to rename the folder? Somewhere in the job settings perhaps? I deleted the folder for the old PC name and started a full backup, but the job recreates a folder with the old PC name. The backup file within that folder does reference the new PC name though.

Thanks,
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:19 pm

Andy,
It should be possible to change the backup destination folder thru the Configure Backup Wizard > Local Storage. We use DriveX:\VeeamBackup\ by default but you can change it to any folder you like.
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[MERGED] changing backup-folder after changing client-name

Veeam Logoby Sablerider » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:38 pm

Hi there,

If i change the computer-name of a client and i backup the client via VEB to a CIFS share it backups in the old computer-name-subfolder

e.g.

changing computer-name from

client001 -> client 002

the backup-subfolder still reflects the "client001" name. Even when i uninstall VEB, restart the client and install VEB again and delete the CIFS-subfolder, VEB still creates a subfolder reflecting the old client-name "client001"

Is there any option to change this behaviour? I couldn't find anything in the registry.

Cheers,
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:07 pm

Hi Alexander, try to follow Dima's suggestion, should do the trick. Thanks!
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Sablerider » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:36 pm

Hi Vitaly,

Thanks! I did bad on the search-option. Sorry!

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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:02 pm

What about Sysprep? I don't what to have to rename the configuration for each machine I restore and rename on the network when we reallocate it or deploy a new one.

Currently this is the dilemma.

Take a machine and build it with software and settings - Named: Win764-Sysp
Sysprep the machine
Run Veeam to create ISO and Backup on USB drive
Restore Bare Metal on new machine
Rename Machine to next Designation: Accounting2
Backup job configured to point to Network location where all other backups reside: \\10.0.XXX.XXX\Backup
Under that \\10.0.XXX.XXX\Backup\ folder there are folders for each machine
Backup\
-> Backup Job Accounting1
-> Backup Job Customer Service 1
-> Backup Job Customer Service 2
-> Backup Job Art 1
-> Backup Job Art 2
-> Backup Job Orders 1
-> Backup Job Orders 2


If we run the job now, it will make

-> Backup Job Win764-Sysp
-> Backup Job Accounting 2

Instead of
-> Backup Job Accounting 2
-> Backup Job Accounting 2


Even with SysprepMode 1 in registry, which should arbitrarily clear all the settings in Veeam as if it was freshly installed and never ran.

The backup folders should be named according to the most current machine name running the job, in my opinion.
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:50 pm

Having an issue with Veeam End-point Backup.

Why doesn't renaming the computer name, also rename or change the directory name of the backup?

If I have a computer named Win764-Sysp, and do a sysprep with Sysprep 1 in registry for Veeam, and then bare metal load that image onto another machine, it will still put the new backup into the Backup 0f Win764-Sysp folder just with the new file name?

Makes it hard when you have a few machines you want to separate backups for.

Why does it store its settings in sql database? Could these settings not be stored in a settings file like an ini or other similar file?

Why is Veeam so adamant about retaining the computer name of the first computer it was run on despite being on another machine with a different computer name?

I would think changing the computer name should be an arbitrary command that Veeam must change the backup folder name to no matter what, and then continue writing the new backups under the folder with a matching name to the computer name it is now currently running on.

Also, In a 7 day cycle... We are getting an error where the backup process stops.

Same computer, no computer name changes, just letting Veeam run but set to overwrite after 7 days and start the backup cycle over again. We get the errors :

7/17/2015 11:42:01 AM :: Error: Shared memory connection was closed. Failed to upload disk. Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}. Exception from server: File does not exist. File: [\\10.0.70.30\backup\Backup Job ACC16A\Backup Job ACC16A2015-06-10T130151.vbk]. Failed to download disk.
7/17/2015 11:42:36 AM :: Full backup file merge failed Error: File does not exist. File: [\\10.0.70.30\backup\Backup Job ACC16A\Backup Job ACC16A2015-06-10T130151.vbk]. Failed to restore file from local backup. VFS link: [summary.xml]. Target file: [MemFs://frontend::CDataTransferCommandSet::RestoreText_{ff6d302d-8bf1-4d6a-a8ef-41b6af6f8501}]. CHMOD mask: [0]. Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.RestoreText}.


If the settings have to be stored in a sql database, then how can I log into that database and manually change the backup folder name if we change the computer name of the system? I use Navicat for SQL work.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:50 pm

Biajja, I believe all these issues are coming from the situation when VEB is used in the situation it is not intended to be used for. Based on your description, I see that you're trying to "solve" a problem of massive VEB deployment in a corporate IT world. When you rename the computer and run active full backup, then it's name as well as backup files are renamed, probably sysprep doesn't change everything VEB is looking at while creating a backup folder.

Can you please tell me a bit more about your scenario and VEB usage, so we could think about other ways of achieving this goal?
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Tecbil » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:27 am

I got veeam endpoint backup on some physical machines installed and they are all linked with veeam backup & replication v9.
If I rename the computer name of a virtual machine, in the email-notifications still resists the old computer-name.
Example:
I rename the physical computer as this:
Computername.old --> Computername.new

After a successful backup, the e-mail-notification-message shows up:

Name: Computername.old
Status: Success
Sart time: 07:45:08
End time: ... and so on

How can I fix that?
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:57 pm

Fabio,

Can you clarify, is that VEB email notifications or VBR global email notification option? Thanks.
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Tecbil » Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:22 am

I don't really know what exactly the diference is, but it's the following option inside veeam backup & replication 9 GUI:

Menu --> Options --> E-Mail Settings

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I attached a screenshot-link of the e-mail notrification.

As you can see, in the Backup-Job-Name the machine is named as it should (P-P-PC-01), but below you see, that the machine still is showed with its old name (KMG). I tried to re-install the Endpoint-Backup-Software on the physical machine but that did not help.
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Re: Feature Request - change backup name

Veeam Logoby Tecbil » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:13 am

Ummh...I don't want to be unpatient, just want to ask if the issue is being analyzed? There was no answer given for 14 days now.
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