Schedule periodic backup less than daily

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Schedule periodic backup less than daily

Veeam Logoby martynuk » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:54 am

With VEB, is it possible to schedule a periodic backup to run less than once per day? eg. weekly. Testing suggests that the "Back up no more often than every" setting only applies to event-based backups, not periodic ones.
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Re: Schedule periodic backup less than daily

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:52 am

Martyn,

If you choose daily at a certain hour, but combine it with Back up no more often than every (a lot of hours or 6 days :-)) it should work. Can you verify this?

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Re: Schedule periodic backup less than daily

Veeam Logoby martynuk » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:55 pm 1 person likes this post

Mike,

I think I understand what might have happened. A full backup was done when I installed VEB. An incremental then ran the next day, even though I had "Back up no more often than" set to 7 days. Presumably the full done during the VEB install doesn't count as a scheduled run. That would make sense I guess.

I wasn't actually sure if this setting was meant to apply to periodic job runs, but given that it should I will wait to see what happens tomorrow.

Another great Veeam product.

Many thanks,
Martin
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Re: Schedule periodic backup less than daily

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:00 pm

Martin,

Thanks for the mention! Always makes us happy :-)

Keep us informed if it runs tomorrow or not.

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Re: Schedule periodic backup less than daily

Veeam Logoby martynuk » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:12 am

Mike,

The backup was skipped this morning, which is what I expected. It does indeed appear to obey the "Back up no more often than every x days" option after the fist scheduled run, so I'm happy now.

It would be useful to be able to schedule the backup to only run on selected days of the week. Perhaps this could be considered for a future release?

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Re: Schedule periodic backup less than daily

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:14 am

Martin,

This is indeed a request that we have heard a few times so I will consider this a +1 vote ;-)

And as we like to say... Keep Pushing for features :-D

Thanks for coming back to us

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