Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby tinkererguy » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:07 pm 1 person likes this post

I also put my machines to sleep at night, and was used to WS2012R2E doing scheduled wake-ups for nightly backups during my backup window for 7+ years now.

Because of the throttling backup of resources when you're busy using the system, Endpoint backups (when I wake up in the morning then wake my PC) seem to work fine too, but older laptop without SSDs might notice the activity more.

If you want to schedule a wake-up task at the time the PC is due for a back up anyway, perhaps at the 12:30am a default install gives you, this method (that I created yesterday) works nicely, with the system going right back to sleep soon after it's done with the backup:
http://TinkerTry.com/how-to-set-your-co ... nt-backups
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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Paul,
We will add the ability to wake up from sleep in GA but for home computers and laptops, though the tablet devices with the connected standby power mode still have this issue.

BTW Good video, thank you! All R&D team is really impressed with all your reviews.
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Feature Request - Run script before and after backup

Veeam Logoby csarli » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:33 pm

Would be useful to run automatic command(s), (script) before and after backup jobs (like in VBR)
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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby KevinW » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:25 pm

Gostev wrote:I believe I've already said this somewhere else, but "at logoff" backup schedule should trigger when the user initiates computer shut down if possible, because first part of shutdown is logoff. I don't expect users to actually logoff that often, most of us just lock or shutdown computers instead.


Hi Gostev,

I thought I tested an "at logoff" backup schedule with a shutdown and it didn't seem to back anything up, which was why I added my voice to this thread. I may be mistaken though (or I may have initiated a logoff backup in less than the two hours since the previous backup) - I'll retry this later.

Cheers

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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:03 pm

Hi Kev,
"at logoff" backup schedule with a shutdown and it didn't seem to back anything up

Yes, it is a confirmed bug, will be fixed in the GA version.
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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby KevinW » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:20 pm

Great Thanks!
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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:23 pm

Kevin,
Just to clarify when performing a shutdown the computer is locked and the backup event is triggered, but then backup is interrupted due the shutdown, so you got a fail in the CP. We are going to fix the issue so the backup is not triggered on shutdown when ‘on lock’ event is enabled.

However, additional ‘shutdown after backup’ option currently is in discussions.
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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby KevinW » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:35 am

OK Great!

Thanks for the update, as long as I can walk away from my machine and it backs up before powering off, I'm very happy, regardless of how it's implemented.

Cheers

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[Feature Request] Scripting

Veeam Logoby jengwer » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:42 pm

I'd like to see the option to have batch scripts executed before/during/after the job.

IE. a mobile user has brought their computer home for the weekend and left it turned on after working on it on their desk for a few hours. The computer connects to the office VPN, starts the backup job, and disconnects once complete.
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Re: [Feature Request] Scripting

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:48 pm

That's a good feature request, thanks!
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Feature request: shutdown on success

Veeam Logoby lrosa » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:50 am

An option "shutdown Windows on successful backup" could be very useful.

This could have two major advantegs. The first is of course power saving. The second is a feedback to the user: if he/she finds the PC turned off knows that the backup was successful.

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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:32 am

Hello Luigi,
Thanks for sharing - we will keep your use case in mind.
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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby marcottt » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:04 am

hi
backup at shutdown didn't work for me. never.....
i think better if action after backup like shutdown are set.... or tell me how to make work logoff backup....

also think action on shutdown are useful.
thanks
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Re: backup at shutdown...

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:58 am 1 person likes this post

We do not have "backup at shutdown" option. And since "Backup at logoff" has proven not to work well when triggered by shutdown, we have already disabled that in the current builds. Thanks!
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Re: Feature request - shutdown/lock/sleep when completed

Veeam Logoby marcottt » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:42 am

sorry Gostev, was backup at logoff...
thanks and have a good new year.

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