I made this little program

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I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:25 pm 4 people like this post

If you have a lot of machines backed up with VEB and want to keep track of which ones did their full backup and/or incremental backups on schedule or if they did them at all.

I made this program called VEB Monitor.

Point it to your network (or local) VEB backup directory and hit scan and it will list any Full and/or Incremental backup fails or irregular file sizes.

VEB Monitor

For fun I made it look like VEB.

Hope this proves useful to others, it was necessary for us since we are trying to use VEB with our Veeam Repository with our VMs and 100+ client machines.

We have found that VEB sometimes gets stuck or skips backups on our client machines. Needed to track it.


Eventually I plan on writing an export or generate report function.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:07 pm

I just did a small update to it

-Added a balloontip

Also you can double-click any selected backup file and it will open up that folder for you
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:22 pm

Oh, just realized it is hard coded right now to detect a full backup past 7 days is bad, and an incremental more than a day old is bad.

I am currently adding the ability to change those variables to what you have set in VEB. We do a rolling 7 day full, and an incremental every day.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:12 pm

I just added the ability to change the time periods for each

Click 'configure' and you can change the days for full and incremental backups

Use the same link in the OP above.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:55 pm

I uploaded a new update

-Added more tooltips
-fixed the backup path dialogue box to match style of the rest of the program
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:41 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Biajja,

Very cool! To be fair I haven't tested it out yet, and it might take me some time as I am a bit overloaded and on the road the next few weeks but thanks for doing this! Share as much information on what it does here for our users, very appreciated!

Cheers

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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:36 pm

No problem! I really like Veeam, so this is my way of doing what I can to help, other than putting VEB through its paces, lol!
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:13 pm

I just uploaded a new update

-Changed color scheme to be more in line with the rest of the program theme. Highlighted items will be green.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:00 pm 1 person likes this post

I also fixed wording on the status of the selected backup files
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:16 pm

Just updated again.

This time I added traps for invalid paths

If you were testing this and the program starts with an exception, click continue and enter a valid path, the program will clear the invalid one and then you should be good from there.
It won't let you enter an invalid path from this point forward.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:38 pm

Found a trap I missed with invalid paths

I fixed it and updated.

Re-download from the link above and run setup.exe from the zip file and it will update


Please let me know if you find any bugs or errors, and if you have any suggestions.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:48 pm

Fixed the Notification Info box not updating the last scan time immediately after you complete a scan and only updating it on program start

Download link updated to reflect this.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:54 pm

'Inspect Selected Backup Only' button now has functionality to inspect backups that were listed as bad in a scan and then became good before your next scan.
Those backups will disappear from a list and if they disappear from both lists you will no longer be able to double-click on them in the list to inspect them.

This button is so you can, go to the list of available backups (drop down box at top) and select the backup that is now flagged as good, click the 'Inspect Selected Backup Only' button and view the backup in question.

This button will also perform the same functionality as double clicking a selection in either 'Bad' list if you would rather inspect backups that way as well.
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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby ds2 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:06 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello,

thanks for the good prog.

It would be nice to use it also for B&R. But I use reverse inc. for backups. Could you add it or is it a greater thing?

Greetings from Germany

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Re: I made this little program

Veeam Logoby Biajja » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:14 pm

I'll check on this and let you know.

Thanks for the input!

I'm glad you like it!
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