Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Anguel » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:12 am

Hi,

I am currently using Symantec System Recovery Desktop but they have problems with Samsung SSDs so I would like to try Veeam Endpoint Backup.
I need to perform two backup jobs for each PC:
1. Nightly full independent images to a network share
2. Daily (e.g. every 2 hours) incremental backups to a local internal or USB drive

Can this be somehow achieved with Veeam Endpoint Backup and if not (because there is no possibility to schedule more than one job) are there any plans to implement this?

Thank you.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:22 am

Hi Anguel,

Currently, you cannot create multiple backup jobs in Veeam Endpoint, but we are considering adding such functionality down the road, though no ETA yet.

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[MERGED] Multiple backup jobs possible?

Veeam Logoby cibomato » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:37 pm

Hi,

I've done a backup of my data partition (D:) which should run at 18:30 every day from now and configured afterwards another job in order to backup my system partition (C:), which shoukd run at 16:30 every day from now.
Are there 2 independent jobs configured now or did I overwrite my first backup job with the second one?

Thanks and best regards,
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:15 pm

Jochen,
There is only one backup job – so you have overwritten the previous settings.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby cibomato » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:43 pm

Dima,

thanks for your answer. Ok, that's what I've feared...
So maybe the only workaround could be to combine these 2 partitions in one job and e.g. backup the whole computer at once!?

Thanks and best regards,
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:53 pm

Jochen,
To tell the truth, since the very first BETA my endpoint has been working in ‘set it and forget it’ mode with entire pc being selected as a source ;)
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby csheward1 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:31 pm

I second the request of a feature enhancement that allows the ability of multiple backup jobs especially being able to create an "on the fly" job without affecting the scheduled job(s).
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:54 am

Cory,

You can backup on the fly on today, but it is to the same location. You can move that one afterwards without issues, but I do know that this is an additional step.

It is on our list

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby davide.depaoli » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:54 am

Hello,
if you want to keep the tool simple, one option is to have an "Advanced Setting" button for users wants more flexibility.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:30 am

Davide
Advanced settings for several job schedules, or you would like to hide some of the existing backup settings in under such advanced mode as well?
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby davide.depaoli » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:17 am

Mine was a general talk, you can keep a simple interface for less demanding users, and advanced options "hidden" but available to those more advanced.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:35 pm

Davide,
Got it! Once again thank you for the detailed explanation of your request – I’ll keep your idea for next versions improvements discussions.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby BOIN » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:20 am 1 person likes this post

I agree with the fact that user interface should be more simple as possible.
But I agree too with the fact that in company infrastructure, we need more functionality like possibility of configuring multiple jobs on a same endpoint because we have a population and diversity of users, profiles and speciality that need more flexibilty.
So, the idea of 1 simple user interface and 1 expert interface could be the solution (like other free backup software)
The Veeam BackupEndPoint clear and simple interface is a good point !
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby marcinbojko » Wed May 13, 2015 6:58 am

Guys - multiple jobs.
You've asked why is is important feature for a home laptop/desktop.
Let me tell you why. Any selfaware user will try to separate OS from Data, by simplest possible way - separate volumes/partitions.
Let's simplify - my OS resides on disk 1 with volumes like (Reserved) and (SYSTEM). It's clear I need VOLUME backup as a quickest and complete way of restore my machine in a matter of minutes.
On a disk 2 (let's call it D). I have lots of data. SOme important, some less importand - and I would like to backup ONLY few folders. File based backup is the key. I don't want to backup WHOLE disk 2 od drive D 'cos it'a a lot of unimportant data. I want to be sure that my OS and DATA are backed up with ONE application and ONE (or many?) repositories.
So - multiple jobs or JOBS per volume are the key for me for COMPLETE DR. As for now I can only backup ONE thing at a time. I wouldn't mind to spare a few bucks for a tool that can do that without forcing a 'simplicity' rules.
I don't want to be ungratetful - I am happy Veeam B&R/ONE user - but user with awareness about backup/DR thing are not the same as 'one click because it's too complicated' pack ;)
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed May 13, 2015 7:33 am

Marcin,

Thanks for telling us our use-case.
One question: Today you can use a "hybrid backup", which means in the wizard, you select file-level backup and then select the entire C-drive (including reserved and system). That will be a volume-based backup. Then on your D-drive, you can select specific folders. That would be file-based backup.

Does that solve your case?

thanks

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