Prevent Shutdown / Restart whilst backing up

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Prevent Shutdown / Restart whilst backing up

Veeam Logoby andyboat » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:42 am

It would be great to have a feature in this software which prevents shutdown of the computer until the backup is completed. I just hit restart as I forgot a backup was ongoing (transform actually). The good thing is that Veeam seems to pick up where it left off on the transform after rebooting my machine well!! But this would be an excellent feature - perhaps a tick box in the 'Settings' tab and if someone attempts to shutdown the computer, the Veeam Endpoint Backup windows could be maximised and brought to the front with a reminder message 'Backup in progress. Please stop the backup manually or wait for completion before shutting down your computer'
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Re: Prevent Shutdown / Restart whilst backing up

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:09 pm

Hi Andy,

Thank you for your feature request. On a side note, do you use this setting in your backup job > Shutdown computer when backup is completed?

Thanks!
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Re: Prevent Shutdown / Restart whilst backing up

Veeam Logoby andyboat » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:57 am

Not personally, but I can see this could be useful for some of our user community if they run this out of hours and would like to save their own power at home :-)
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Re: Prevent Shutdown / Restart whilst backing up

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:07 am

Yes, this was suggested as a workaround for this use case - just never shutdown your PC and let VEB do it.
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Re: Prevent Shutdown / Restart whilst backing up

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:38 pm

andyboat,

The only problem is that OS shutdown/restart operations are controlled by OS itself and postponing these may be threated badly by antivirus/malware scanning software as such actions are below MS software development security recommendation. Aside from that – Good request - thank you! Will see what we can do about it.
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