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Feature Request - (optional) larger recent backup history for local Agent users

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For example: typically in the Agent for Windows, when you launch its Control Panel view, you can only see the last 7 days of backup history via the bar graph. The only way for a user to see more would be to click 'restore files' and see what backups were successful before then. Would be nice to say, be able to scroll back and see more.

Use case: we have had a couple users who are on travel, and had poor connections. Veeam tries to backup using its criteria, even if it can't connect - but when that happens, it 'eats' one of the bar graph slots with a 'fail'. So even if the user cannot succeed doing a backup, they would like to see when the last successful backup occurred, for peace of mind. If it happened more than 7 attempts ago, it will purge off the client screen, and if they can't connect, they can't see the last known good backup time in 'restore files', either.

(Currently, caching is not an option, either).

Maybe there could be a way to set that on the server side, optionally - such that the local agent holds more backup successes or attempts, in a log, and then the user can just scroll to the left to see older entries? I'm not a designer, so there's that.

Thanks! : )
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Re: Feature Request - (optional) larger recent backup history for local Agent users

Post by Mildur » 1 person likes this post

Hello Edison

Thanks for the request.
Yes, for me it would also make sense to have at least an indicator when the last successful backup was written.
Would that also work?

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Re: Feature Request - (optional) larger recent backup history for local Agent users

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Yes, at least that, would be good. : ) Right now it does say "last backup" on the upper left of the control panel window, but strangely shows it as "last backup: time" there, even if it was a fail, with red X if it didn't work. Might also be good to opt for it to say "never" if it never succeeded, as well.

I tried to insert a screenshot here, but the board doesn't seem img url friendly. : )

thx!

Edison
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