Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby ITP-Stan » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:47 am

For small customers, the e-mail server will be the one provided by the ISP. Bigger customers will have their own mail server.
The TO address will be 2 different addresses, one for the customer itself and one for us the IT consultancy company. The FROM field will be whatever is necessary to get a good mail flow (ISP requirments, SPF records, ...)
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[MEGRED]Seperate Email Notifications per Endpoint Device

Veeam Logoby lxk3il » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:39 am

Hello Veeamers!

Is it possible to add a feature which allows separate email notifications per endpoint device?
In our environment we use VEB in combination with VBR.

Many of our customers wish to be notified, if their backupjob was successful. And the easiest way to notify them is via email.
This way, they can also keep of their successful or failed jobs within their desired email client software, or even on their mobile device.

But as far as I know, you can only configure global email notifications for VEB, right?
If so, it would be very nice to see this feature in a future release!

What do you think?

Greetings,
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[MEGRED]Re: Seperate Email Notifications per Endpoint Device

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:07 pm

Hi,

I believe that you could do that either by setting email forwarding rules on your mail-server side (filter by job name) or by using some PowerShell scripts.

Thank you.
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby lxk3il » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:23 am

Thanks for your ideas, PTide! Will try the powershell scrips as soon as I have time.
Also I intended to open a new thread rather than posting in this one, sorry for the inconvenience!
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[MEGRED]Re: Feature Request: Seperate Email Notifications p

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:03 am

Lukas,

We have seen this request quite a few times already, but straight from VEB. Your case is a bit different, yet interesting (but not that easy as it seems...). So for each endpoint, you would like VEB to sent an email to the user itself (which would be a manual adding of the email address for each endpoint) and I assume possibly a global email to the admins with an overview of all endpoints.

Is this correct?

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[MEGRED]Re: Feature Request: Seperate Email Notification

Veeam Logoby lxk3il » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:38 am

Hello Mike,

Thanks for your quick response!
Yes that's correct. Most of our customers with endpoint devices want to keep track of their backups on their own. Of course we could forward the 'global emails' from VBR to them, but it would be much better to just add their personal email address in addition to the global monitor email address, in the job configuration.

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[MEGRED]Re: Feature Request: Seperate Email Notifications

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:40 am

Lukas,

Noted. The PM team is reading and this most certainly will be discussed. Of course, this does not mean it will be in the product soon :-)

Keep the ideas coming ;-)

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[MEGRED]Re: Feature Request: Seperate Email Notifications pe

Veeam Logoby lxk3il » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:46 am

Thanks Mike,

I am very pleased to hear that!
Hopefully more people see the benefit in this feature and will support it! :)

Greetings
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:10 am

Hm, it seems the topic was duplicated for some reason – I’ve merged all the post in the existing thread and delete the duplicated post. Thanks
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby lobo519 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:45 pm

Forgive me but I'm not going to read though 7 pages.

I would like to see a single daily email from Veeam (assuming backing up to repo) with the status of all Endpoint backups.

I have the success email working but nothing to notify when it doesn't run.

I think this would be a great feature.
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:56 am

Hey lobo519,
Thanks for the input. Just to clarify - you've configured global notifications in the VBR (which is you backup destination) to send an email report on success only (or you’ve additionally checked the warning and error options)? Thanks
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby lobo519 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:02 pm

Correct - I have the global setting to notify on any status. The bigger problem is there is no notification if it doesn't run at all (for whatever reason ie. disconnected from the network).

With a large number of endpoints it would be difficult to determine who I didn't receive an email from. That's why I think a single daily email with a list of all endpoints and their status/last backup date would be great.
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:12 pm

Got it - good request indeed.
Regarding this issue
The bigger problem is there is no notification if it doesn't run at all (for whatever reason ie. disconnected from the network).

May I ask you to open a support case via Customer Portal as it does not look like expected and I wanted to ask the QA team to check. If you do – please share the case ID. Thanks!
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby cloggy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:29 pm

With Eventlog Inspector 3 (freeware for non-commercial use) you can also be informed about the progress and end result of a VEB backup. The information can be a pop-up message and/or an email.
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Re: Feature Request - Email Report on Success or Fail

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:59 pm

Good to know – thanks! I guess any tracking application that relies on Windows Event can monitor VEB. If anyone needs the exact list of VEB events: check this Help Center article.
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