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Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:41 pm

I have installed VEB on 4/27 and set the retention to 7 days. There are 6 servers, three 2008 R2, and three 2012. When I look at the restore screen where I pick the day to restore from there are 7 incrementals, 7/16 to 7/22. Then there is a single Full backup listed 4/27. Shouldn't that full of been rolled up on 7/16 and not still have the install date of 4/27 on it? This is across all 6 servers, the 2012 servers had windows updated last week, the 2008 R2 servers did not have recent updates installed. Any insight would be great.

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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:54 pm

Hi Ryan,
You are aware that these days are not calendar days but days on which backup files were successfully created, right?

P.S. I forgot to mention that the retention value is always incremented to ensure the retired backup is not merged at the beginning of the needed day, but at the end instead.
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:11 pm

So what you are saying is that the full was created on 4/27 and never gets updated again? I assumed the full was updated each time the retention period was reached, it would take the oldest incremental and roll it into the full, then the full backup would have its date updated.
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:22 pm

No, it will be updated in your case only when the 8th day (8 days with backup files created) is reached. Some retention pictures could be far better than my explanation Backup Retention Policy
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:59 pm

Dima P. wrote:No, it will be updated in your case only when the 8th day (8 days with backup files created) is reached. Some retention pictures could be far better than my explanation Backup Retention Policy

Ok that is what I expected to see as well, but this server has been backed up every day since April 27th, which is a couple more than 8 days :D

I am curious why the full backup date hasn't changed in 3 months.
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby mswei » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:25 pm

Are you looking at date created instead of date modified?

Our original 2008r2 template had the "date created" column in explorer. We added the "date modified" column. Had a similar issue with a SQL job that we thought wasn't updating a file for over a week :)
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:28 pm

In the restore point wizard it doesn't state modified or created it just says Date with no way to modify columns. This isn't in the restore explorer this is just the first screen where you select what actual restore point you want to recover the volumes or files from.

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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:36 pm

Definitely something with restore points being not correctly displayed in the wizard. We are going to check it!
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:35 pm

Modification date for the full backup file is being not correctly displayed: we confirmed this UI glitch and will fix it as soon as possible. Thanks!
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:26 pm

Thanks Dima! The files all seem fine in the backups, it definitely points to a display issue. Wanted to get it sent in to verify.

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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:54 pm 1 person likes this post

It’s not even related to the backup – just to the metadata, so backup must be fine – no worries, just the date label misbehaving.
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:15 pm 1 person likes this post

I heard back from support and they are not sure either what could be causing this. Obviously with the release of 1.1 the standard practice is to upgrade then test. I am waiting until 1.1 becomes available on the automatic downloads just to make sure any last minute bugs were worked out. I will follow up once I update VEB.

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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:51 am

Hello Ryan,
There is still a chance the fix will be included in the “auto update release” – unfortunately, I can’t say now.
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Re: Full Backup Date

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:53 pm

No worries Dima,its purely cosmetic. But I will let you know what happens when I do upgrade.

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