Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby brenrich101 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:30 pm

Backing up to multiple destinations is also a must for us.

In our usage scenario, we have 2x NAS drives in different physical locations in our business, as well as a USB connected directly to the server. We would ideally like to set up individual jobs for each destination to do an incremental backup every night.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby James99 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:11 am

Another upvote for this feature, thanks for listening.

I've been using VEB for a few months now on a single PC and extremely happy with it (previous Acronis user). I do daily backups of my system locally. I would like to add another job that backups up the most important subset of data to a cloud service. I can't practically backup the whole system to the cloud as it is too big.

For me, having multiple jobs is the reason I would pay for a Veeam application. Until then, personally, I will continue using the free version.

I understand that multiple jobs will be in a future release of VAW so that is good news.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby mephisto » Sat May 20, 2017 12:57 pm

I would like to have different retentions and policies for each jobs.

One single job for system C: drive and then another schedule for data on other drives.

Different drivers have different retention policies
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby FECV » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:53 pm

My hope is that the multiple jobs option that is planned for a future release would allow completely separate settings as well. For example different drives to different locations including multiple B & R repositories. We have several servers where the attached storage has several 60TB volumes. (I like to keep my volumes less than 60TB for VSS). Anyway backing up the entire server would require close to 200TB of storage which i have, just not on a single B & R volume. Need to have a way to backup each volume to a different Veeam repository.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby AndyH » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:10 pm

Another vote from me.

I've got a large physical file server (35TB+) that I'm trying to backup using the agent to ExaGrid. The single job limit is causing me significant problems, as I can't send different volumes to different repositories. Also, a single massive backup file is ridiculously unwieldy.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby rntguy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:06 pm

another vote from me. customers have data on their server that needs separate destinations, some to the cloud, some not. for now i Have to have them deploy separate servers so they can tell some data to go to one place and other data to another just so I can deploy other veeam agents. :(
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby gulosito » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:38 am

We need multiple jobs!!! please help us!!! ;-)))
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[MERGED] Feature request

Veeam Logoby SteveLevesque » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:44 pm

I'd like to have possibility to have 2 differents Schedule/setting for backup. Ex.: One with "entire Backup" one a month (on a bigger drive), and one each days with "folder backup" (with smaller drive)
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:59 pm

Hi folks,

Thanks for all your requests. We recognize this feature as very demanded one, so there is a huge chance you will see this feature in next versions!
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby ChuckS42 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:45 pm

I really (and I mean REALLY) need to be able to create a VAW job with a custom name. I'm using this functionality to migrate archive backups from another product, and need to be able to easily find the old backups. A Backup Copy job isn't going to cut it.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Kellen.Flood » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:31 pm

+1 on Multiple jobs for large servers
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[MERGED] multiple backups

Veeam Logoby farhan1987 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:13 am

Case Number: 02256964


Can I take multiple backups from single machine using CC or VAW ?

I want to backup my complete server (Entire Computer) monthly once, and backup a few folders on a regular basis as daily incremental.

Can I achieve this using VAW or CC ?

Please note this is a physical computer.

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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:41 am

This functionality currently is not part of Veeam Agent for Windows 2.0. Please review the thread for more info.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby ckuperstein » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:16 pm

This is a HUGE issue for our customers.

Problem #1) Mapping a seed for backup copy job is not possible for VAW to cloud connect repo through a customer's local VBR. Okay, so let's seed it anyways and just point their VAW to our CC repo.

Problem #2) VAW can't backup to more than one location.

Okay... So what the hell guys...

If you claim to follow best practice with your backup solutions in a 3-2-1 redundancy guideline, how is Veeam Agent for Windows accomplishing that goal? It can't!

Customer wants a copy of their bare metal server backed up to their local repository as well as our hosted cloud repository. Their data size on this BMS is huge and cannot be pushed over the WAN within acceptable/feasible windows of time. Can't seed it because of "technical limitations" and can't workaround it by configuring two direct backup jobs to each site because VAW can't do more than 1 job at a time (which is ridiculous by today's standards)

How is this not a red flag/showstopper for some people? Awesome, Veeam works great if you have a pristine and perfect vSphere or Hyper-V cluster with DRS, otherwise, you're SOL on being able to set up a redundant backup solution.
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Re: Feature Request - Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:03 pm

Hello Chris,

We do realize the importance of these features and, as stated in this thread, we plan to implement them soon.

Can't seed it because of "technical limitations"

Thats true only for backup copy. You can seed/map agent backup file created locally (usb/local drive) to a cloud connect repository or Veeam B&R repository.
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