Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

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Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby ammayer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:13 pm

It would be really nice to configure how many days before performing another full backup.
Also, a more granular control of backup schedules would be nice. For instance, I have a laptop that uses a program to essentially flash firmware on hardware out in the field. The firmware files MUST reside in the "Program FIles" folder. We only receive these files once a month. So realistically we only need back ups monthly. It would be awesome to see an option to "back up only if source has changed.
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:24 pm

Hi, Alan

Our backup is forever-incremental, there is no way to perform another full backup even manually. So, there is no functionality that you are asking to be scheduled.

Backup on change is a good idea on another hand, but this option can only be made available for file-level backup mode with explicit files or folders selection, is this OK?

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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby ammayer » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:10 pm 1 person likes this post

Backup on change would be awesome. I am currently only performing file-level backups anyways so that's perfect.
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby jonaz » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:29 pm 1 person likes this post

Since VEB was written in .Net, the filesystemwatcher component could be used to accomplish the on file/folder change feature. I've used this to watch folders and sync to another destination in the past, so it is indeed very possible and not too hard to implement. Would just need user's to set the folders/files to watch, which could be a user variable, or stored in the localdb. The filesystemwatcher can raise an event when a file is changed, created, deleted, and renamed.
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Weekly Backups? Instead of Daily

Veeam Logoby bganjifard » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:16 pm

Im sure this might have been answered, but will the full version allow weekly backups instead of daily ?
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:58 pm

Jona,
Thank you, we will definitely look into this.

Behrod,
No plans for now, but based on the received feedback we can enhance existing schedule options in future releases.
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[MERGED]Feature Request: Specify Days in Schedule

Veeam Logoby apronk » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:02 am

It would be really nice if you can specify the days for the backup schedule.
Daily is good, but weekdays would be better.
Laptops here aren't connected in the weekend, but Veeam Endpoint will try to backup on the scheduled time anyway.
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[MERGED]Feature Request: Specify Days in Schedule

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:15 am

Hi Arend,

Thanks for joining in the conversation! We really appreciate this.

Just to clearify, you would like to be able to backup Mo through Fri but skip Saturday & Sunday. So basically a picker that specifies the days you can backup. Is that correct?

Thanks

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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby apronk » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:09 am

Hi Mike,

Sorry for the late reply, I have been away for a while.
Yes that is exactly what I want.
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby pmalinov » Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:22 pm

I like the idea of having a "picker" for the backup days. I also would like to see an option for once a month backup or even weekly.
Currently VEB only allows for number of days to keep backups for and daily.

The full restore feature is what is very important to us. We do not do much file level backups due to the fact that most of our files reside inside different applications. But when a computer crashes (for whatever reason) we need to be able to quickly image it to a recent configuration. I cant keep more than 10 restore point due to storage limitations. Currently this is 10 days, but if weekly or monthly is allowed then that changes to 10 weeks or 10 months. This becomes helpful when a PC has been infected or compromised for a long period of time and we need to revert back the clock.

Please let me know if there is a away we can accomplish this today. Maybe I am missing something.

Thanks
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:41 pm

It’s possible even now. Setting daily backup schedule in conjunction with backup no more often than allows setting a backup once a week or even month. Just set the needed value in backup no more often than XX days. :wink:
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby apronk » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:39 am

It's not possible to make to set it to backup on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and then exclude Sat and Sun.
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:09 pm

True, however, it’s possible to set up a backup to be created every X days.
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby apronk » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:18 am

Doesn't help me in the slightest though.
Let me explain our situation.
I've installed VEB on all computers and laptops here and the backup location is our VBR Server.
During the week all computers backup every day to the VBR server without problems.
However we have a few developers that work from home over the weekend, during which a VPN is active from their laptop to our office.
VEB sees the VBR is available during Backup time and start backing up over the VPN line.
This saturates their ADSL lines, so it is impossible for them to work.
Hence why your solution is no solution for us and our need is for the backup NOT to be scheduled over the weekend.
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Re: Feature Request - More granular backup schedule settings

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:27 am

Arend, as per Anton's digest, in our minor update scheduled to this week we are adding a capability to launch backup job through a command line interface, so you should have a solution for use case now:
Gostev wrote:This update adds ability to start backup job from command line, putting the full power of Windows Task Scheduler in to the hands of those who'd like to go crazy with their backup schedule.
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