Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup through

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Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup through

Veeam Logoby ara686 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:25 pm

Hello to All,

For the first time, thank you for perfect product.

For some reason will be good if we can setup schedule daily in specific day (Mon - Fri) (Sat - Sun) or selective per day.
Why? If user work on notebook per work days is not problem (backup to the NAS is not problem), but if work at weekends with VPN through internet, there is problem with backup size and speed on internet connectivity or metered connectivity.

Similar problem is in, when setup backup by events "At locks", because user is at home/internet through VPN (there we need setup days and hours when can do backup)

Some simple feature: Simple pause backup by quick select after click on tray icons (or pause for specific time: 12 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 1 week, ...). Maybe if user is in abroad and backup is not possible, because metered connection, ...

Some remark: If I ran full backup I see how many GB were backuped, that is nice.
12.12.2014 7:21:06 :: (C:) (118,5 GB) 81,1 GB read at 77 MB/s
There maybe better show used size than size of volume - we can compare how many GB remains to backup.

Thank you
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:36 pm

Hello and welcome to Veeam forums!

For some reason will be good if we can setup schedule daily in specific day (Mon - Fri) (Sat - Sun) or selective per day.
Why? If user work on notebook per work days is not problem (backup to the NAS is not problem), but if work at weekends with VPN through internet, there is problem with backup size and speed on internet connectivity or metered connectivity.

Thank you for describing your personal use case. We are carefully collect all the feedback regarding the existing scheduling options, so we could possibly enhance them in next releases.
Some simple feature: Simple pause backup by quick select after click on tray icons (or pause for specific time: 12 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 1 week, ...). Maybe if user is in abroad and backup is not possible, because metered connection, ...

You mean pause the running backup job or pause the existing schedule? The second option is available in the Control Panel > Settings > Disable scheduled backups
There maybe better show used size than size of volume - we can compare how many GB remains to backup.

That would not be fair as during backup, agent has to read even free space and this affects the overall processing time. In contrast to our competition our statistic is fair :mrgreen:
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby vII » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:15 am 1 person likes this post

agent has to read even free space and this affects the overall processing time

Dima, agent ignores free blocks (or at least tries to)
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby ara686 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:50 pm

Thank you for describing your personal use case. We are carefully collect all the feedback regarding the existing scheduling options, so we could possibly enhance them in next releases.

Thank you, that will be perfect.
mean pause the running backup job or pause the existing schedule? The second option is available in the Control Panel > Settings > Disable scheduled backups


I think disable scheduled backup.
I know that can disable in control panel, but i think better it will direct access from icon in tray (with options for specific time) and may by change icons with small icon with pause.
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:16 pm

Jiří,
Thank you, you request noted!
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Veeam Logoby ara686 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:41 am

d.popov wrote:Jiří,
Thank you, you request noted!


Thank you.
When we can look forward to the next beta version?
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Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:21 am

Jiří,
Unfortunately there is no ETA at the moment.
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby agossett » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:24 pm

Being able to "check" which days to backup would be a pretty good idea. For example with VBR I can select which days of the week I want the backup to run and just "check" those days off. Most of our user's take there computers home over the weekend and would not have access to a shared folder during that time so it would be pointless to have the backup try and run.
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Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:55 pm

Adam,
Thanks – noted. By the way you can use when backup target is connected backup event for such case in conjunction with daily schedule.
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby ara686 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:42 pm

Hello,

I am too for selecting day for backup.
Because for example if on Sunday am on metered connection and connecting by VPN to work, backup was run (I have selected "Disable backup over metered connection").
I tested on latest version.

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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:17 pm

If I am not mistaken you can add VPN to metered connections via windows tools (starting from win 8.x)?
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby agossett » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:59 pm

Ah okay,

The way that I read the little info tag with that check box is that it will run how ever X amount of time you select in the back up no more then X amount of time.

So I am guessing that since I have it set to run everyday at 11:30 am and now have the run when target is connected check it will still only run once a day, correct?
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:17 am

run everyday at 11:30 am and now have the run when target is connected check it will still only run once a day, correct?

If you set the ' backup now more often than X ' option to 1 day - then yes
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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby ara686 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:15 am

Dima P. wrote:If I am not mistaken you can add VPN to metered connections via windows tools (starting from win 8.x)?

Hello,

I have a Win 8.1 and for VPN connection a cannot setup metered connection.

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Re: Feature Request - More detailed schedule and backup thro

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:33 am

Jiri,
I am sorry, I was not clear. You can add network, which is used for VPN, to the metered connection. I know there are several limitations, for instance you can’t add some Wi-Fi networks or Ethernet connections.
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