Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command line

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Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command line

Veeam Logoby davide.depaoli » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:52 pm

Hello,
I'm started using Enddpoint and I found it very poor of options regarding scheduling. It would be useful to have a more granular scheduler, so to have the possibility to schedule different types of backups, starting them at different days/time (as many other backup tools for pc).

Another usefule feature would be the ability to create a batch script via command line switches.

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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:13 pm

Hello Davide,
Thanks for the feedback – it’s highly appreciated! I have several questions regarding your requests, if you don’t mind :)
to have the possibility to schedule different types of backups

You mean to provide the ability to schedule multiple backup jobs within one Endpoint instance? Can you please elaborate why you are looking for this functionality to be implemented?
ability to create a batch script via command line switches

Are you looking for configuration via script or the management possibilities?

Thanks in advance for your answers!
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby davide.depaoli » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:49 am

Hello,
About scheduler, for example:
Mon-Fri: file level backup starting 01:00 PM (backup my files during lunch time)
Sat: image backup starting 08:00 AM (backup entire disk)
The one implemented in Veeam Banckup & Replication is a good example of complete scheduler.

About scripting, for example, the ability to create a dos/windosc (.bat, .cmd) script to schedule backups out of the Endpoint.

Thank you
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:27 am

Davide,
Got it, regarding the script are seeking to use it with some third party tool or just trigger it via Windows Task Scheduler?
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby davide.depaoli » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:56 am

Windows task scheduler.
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby davide.depaoli » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:13 pm

I've just seen and installed B&R Update 2 (at office).
Now another example of different scheduling is:
Mon-Fri 13:00 file level backup - destination Veeam B&R repository
Sat 08:00 (at home) image backup - destination my eternal usb drive.

tnx
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Thanks Davide. Good example!
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby ChrisBailey » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:46 pm

I agree with this completely. For my environment I would like the option to only run jobs Monday-Thursday at a specified time, the "Daily" only option seems like a major limitation.
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:56 pm

Chris,
Could you elaborate why daily schedule does not suite your needs? If we are talking about endpoints – during weekends desktops are usually inactive (which means really small incremental backup) or shut down or you want to use Endpoint backup for last remaining physical servers?
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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby KiwiJJ » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:59 am

Hi,
I would like the schedule feature enhanced so that I can do a backup of the physical Veeam backup server on say a Saturday

cheers,

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Re: Feature Request: more granular scheduler and command lin

Veeam Logoby BOIN » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:10 am 1 person likes this post

About Command Line Option,
It could be usefull to launch a BackupEndPoint Job with command line or Powershell.
In my case, I 've file local backup on 2 disk with another free backup software. When the local file backup is finished I would like to backup the volume in our VeeamB&R server
=> Congrautlation, BackupEndPoint and VeeamB&R integration works great !
Currently, I can only schedule the backup on server. So, if the local backup is not finished, it's a problem... Indeed, the backup on server shutdown my desktop when finish...
So, with command line, I could launch the endpointbackup with the end of the previous local backup.
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