Multiple backup job and email notification feature request

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Multiple backup job and email notification feature request

Veeam Logoby TODD_BB » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:53 am

Hi Team,

I have been doing some testing with Veeam Agent for Windows and so far it is performing well. I had Case # 02065524 and Case # 02065491 opened for questioning some missing features.

1) The feature to have more than one notification email address for a backup job. As we are an IT support company for a lot of smaller businesses, the ability to send a notification to their email address and our monitoring email address if a backup job fails would allow for better support in the event of an issue.

2) The feature to configure more than one backup job. As Veeam Backup and Replication does not have the ability to backup a physical machine, the feature in Veeam Agent to backup a physical computer to a local repository and a cloud repository would allow for local and offsite backups .

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi Todd,

1. You can try to use distribution lists as a workaround. Thanks for the FR anyway!
2. Since you have Veeam B&R, then you can point your VAW backup job to the backup repository and then configure backup copy job to send VAW backups to the offsite location.

Thanks!
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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:29 pm

#2 With VAW 2.0 and it's API you can keep two config files and swap them when required. A cmd workaround that allows you to have two or more backup jobs
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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby TODD_BB » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:17 am

Vitaliy S. wrote:Hi Todd,

1. You can try to use distribution lists as a workaround. Thanks for the FR anyway!
2. Since you have Veeam B&R, then you can point your VAW backup job to the backup repository and then configure backup copy job to send VAW backups to the offsite location.

Thanks!



1. You can try to use distribution lists as a workaround. Thanks for the FR anyway!

This option does not work for a site that does not use Distribution lists. For a smaller site that is only using a few computers, they should have the ability to email multiple addresses directly from VAW. Is there any reason why a comma separated email address field is not possible for VAW?


2. Since you have Veeam B&R, then you can point your VAW backup job to the backup repository and then configure backup copy job to send VAW backups to the offsite location.

This is fine if you do have B&R at a site, but I am talking about a site where there is no B&R available, only VAW. We would like to have the ability through VAW to have one backup job to write to a NAS on site and another backup job to send to a Cloud Connect repository. This is also for a Physical computer, which B&R currently does not support. Are there plans for B&R to support the backup of physical machines if VAW will not have the functionality for multiple backup jobs?
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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby Andrew_BB » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:59 pm

Hi,

I have to agree with Todd on this one.
Veeam are big believers in the 3-2-1 rule.
https://www.veeam.com/blog/how-to-follow-the-3-2-1-backup-rule-with-veeam-backup-replication.html
How can we do this if VAW will not allow 2 separate backups?
We need to implement another 3rd party solution to make sure that they can have local backups, as well as offsite backups.
Really need this added as a feature, as it is stopping me from selling it to clients.

Thanks,

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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:05 pm

Currently the only way to achieve that is to use backup copy jobs in Veeam B&R, but thanks for your FR. This makes total sense.
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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby Andrew_BB » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:56 am

Hi,

Another thing I believe we need in VAW is the ability to set a schedule window for multiple backups in a single day.
Most of our ShadowProtect customers, that we are trying to migrate, are used to having their systems backed up every hours during their operating hours.

From what I can see in VAW, we only have the option to backup once a day.

Thanks,

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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby SBarrett847 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:54 am 1 person likes this post

It should be pointed out that Veeam B+R FREE will do on site without Full B+R. Once the Agent licence File is put in Veeam B+R FREE it unlocks the Abilty to run Backup Copy Jobs on the Agents backup. Basically you alsmost get full B+R without the ability to backup VMs, which for a physical host doesn't matter.

This was quite a surprise to me.
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Re: Multiple backup job and email notification feature reque

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:03 pm

We specifically designed VBR console ‘agent only’ mode to let you run agents on sites where VM backup is not required. Moreover you can add cloud connect repo to VBR FREE with agent license use backup copy to your cloud connect infrastructure in case you want to keep a local backup (last might not work in beta since 9.5 U2 is required)
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