Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

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Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

Veeam Logoby StephanF » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:02 am

Hi,

Endpoint Backup is a great product but from my point of view there is one thing missing:

There should be an additional scheduling event for performing a backup: "After machine start" (which is the same as "After start of Veeam Service").

Use case:
I backup to a USB device which is always connected and my computer is running on different times. I don't want to allow Veeam to start up my computer to do a backup. With an additional scheduling option I could be sure that a backup is performed whenever I start the computer. Together with the "Back up no more often than" option this would work great.

The option could be implemented as a simple checkbox or as an option "x minutes after machine start".

Greeting
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

Veeam Logoby PTide » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:30 pm

Hi,

I've just tested something...if you choose "When backup target is connected" option and make sure that your USB gets mounted automatically every time you power on the machine then every time you spin up your system you'll get your backup started right away!

However, I think that there might be some other use cases for that feature - thank you for feedback!
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:37 pm 1 person likes this post

Just thinking out loud here... We have at lock and at log off... Would a "at logon" work (with maybe a delay of X minutes) for your use case?
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:07 pm

To tell the truth, we got this in a long term feature request list, so keep pushing :wink:
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

Veeam Logoby ds2 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:08 am

Hello,

Sheduling "at logon" with a delay would be a great option.
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:42 pm

The thinking here was that there is simply no sense to start backup right after logon, as the user simply did not have a chance to produce any new data yet that would justify performing the backup...
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling event "After machine start"

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:44 pm

… but if the OS is bootable it makes the created restore point somehow verified
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