Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

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Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby guitarfish » Fri May 15, 2015 2:25 pm

I know VEB uses a forever incremental model. I am accustomed to monthly full backups, for a number of reasons I prefer this. It would be nice to have this option, similar to what is found in B&R v8.

I used VEB for the first time today. Overall impression is good, but it's very, very light on features. I hope more functionality is added over time.

Thanks for the free product. With a little more features and control, I will be ready to dump the paid product am using for about 15 clients right now.
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Fri May 15, 2015 5:51 pm

Could you use the keep restore points setting to set when you wanted it to roll up a full .vbk file and use that?
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sat May 16, 2015 5:31 am

Hey,

Thanks for the feature request. We will certainly discuss that...

guitarfish wrote:With a little more features and control, I will be ready to dump the paid product am using for about 15 clients right now


Can you also help us by telling what exact features you would like to see? We have hundreds of feature requests and prioritizing is important ;-)

JaxIsland7575 wrote:Could you use the keep restore points setting to set when you wanted it to roll up a full .vbk file and use that?


Jax, smart thinking, although I don't think it will work in this scenario but I certainly like the way you think ;-)

Cheers

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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby guitarfish » Mon May 18, 2015 1:20 pm

Mike Resseler wrote:Can you also help us by telling what exact features you would like to see? We have hundreds of feature requests and prioritizing is important ;-)

The ability to schedule periodic full backups was the main thing I was looking for. IMO, this is safer than the forever incremental method, where one bad file can ruin the backup archive. What can I say, I'm old school. :wink:

Otherwise all I need for my endpoints is the ability to schedule, to store to DAS or NAS, and quickly access the backup image for restores.
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon May 18, 2015 2:08 pm

Thanks!

We will certainly discuss this...

Cheers

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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby mattdwyerva » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:14 pm

Adding a note here that I wish the DAILY label for scheduling was a combo box which allowed me to pick the interval (DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY).
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:18 pm

guitarfish wrote:IMO, this is safer than the forever incremental method, where one bad file can ruin the backup archive. What can I say, I'm old school.

So, if we remove that "safety" concern, would it be fair to say that there will be no reasons left to run periodic fulls? Thanks.
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:21 pm

mattdwyerva wrote:Adding a note here that I wish the DAILY label for scheduling was a combo box which allowed me to pick the interval (DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY).

Please don't hi-jack the thread. However, while we are at this - I must mention that those are really strange schedules to backup desktops and laptops with :) and even for servers, daily backup is a gold standard. Nevertheless, remember that we support starting backup from command line - so feel free to use Windows Scheduler to create any backup schedule at all.
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby mattdwyerva » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:32 pm

I did not realize VEB supported command line - cool, albeit not a huge fan of windows scheduler, and used to VBR flexibility, which is a different level naturally. I was trying to stick a "feature request" note in a thread w/a related feature request, but...not adequately similar - sorry about that.
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:27 pm 1 person likes this post

pick the interval (DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY)

Daily backup plus backup no more often than safety trigger allow to set any interval you like even whiteout scripting i.e. daily schedule plus backup no more often than set to 7 days will make a weekly backup :wink:
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby mattdwyerva » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:19 am

I think max interval is 99 hours. I would still think the interval combo box is simpler,imho
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:24 pm 2 people like this post

Yes, max value is '99' but the dropdown can be set to 'Days'.
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Re: Feature Request: Scheduling Full Backups

Veeam Logoby mattdwyerva » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:44 pm 1 person likes this post

DOH :)
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