Veeam Agent for Windows - Hacking Multiple Jobs

Backup agent for Microsoft Windows servers and workstations (formerly Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE)

Veeam Agent for Windows - Hacking Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby mattbrown80 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:12 pm 1 person likes this post

Since multiple jobs are not a feature in Veeam Agent for Windows (why?) - we are using the workaround posted here:
https://www.virtualtothecore.com/en/sen ... d-connect/

All of the jobs are targeting a Veeam Server (and not cloud connect directly)

This allows us to schedule the jobs in Windows task scheduler, and use a batch file to import the correct job configuration (which we previously exported as XML) and then run the jobs.

Each job is configured to target a different repository (folder) to avoid the chains getting corrupted.
This all works fairly well, but there is 1 major problem I am trying to overcome.

The Veeam server will only see a single backup job from each agent - which will always be the last one that ran. The chains for the other jobs show in Disk (Imported). This is an inconvenience, but since the data can be restored and the jobs work as expected it isn't a showstopper.

Now we'd like to create Backup Copy jobs to send these backups to a Cloud Connect target. When we configure the Backup Copy jobs we only see the last job that ran as a source (since the other backup sets are 'Imported')

Is there a way to perform a backup copy of a 'Imported' backup set? This would be the ideal scenario. Alternatively we'd have to target Cloud Connect directly from the agent which we'd rather not do since it impacts the production server (vs a copy job that would only impact the Veeam server/Repository/WAN)

Thanks
mattbrown80
Service Provider
 
Posts: 9
Liked: 3 times
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:34 pm
Full Name: Matt Brown

Re: Veeam Agent for Windows - Hacking Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:43 pm

Hi Matt,

Unfortunately, can’t imagine the way to fool the backup copy job logic. Maybe to kick it with the script after the primary job succeeds, then perform config swap at the agent side.
Dima P.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 6263
Liked: 442 times
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Location: SPb
Full Name: Dmitry Popov

Re: Veeam Agent for Windows - Hacking Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby mattbrown80 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:36 pm

Thanks - this is unfortunate news. I may look at the idea of swapping out a cloud connect job to run right after the job targeting the Veeam repository.

If I go this route - is there a way to seed the data to the Cloud Connect repository? The full backup size is over 20TB, but the incrementals are small.

Also - is there an ETA on when multiple jobs will be available in the product?
mattbrown80
Service Provider
 
Posts: 9
Liked: 3 times
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:34 pm
Full Name: Matt Brown

Re: Veeam Agent for Windows - Hacking Multiple Jobs

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:42 am

If I go this route - is there a way to seed the data to the Cloud Connect repository? The full backup size is over 20TB, but the incrementals are small.

You can map the full backup to the VAW jobs.
is there an ETA on when multiple jobs will be available in the product?

We plan to provide this functionality soon.
Dima P.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 6263
Liked: 442 times
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Location: SPb
Full Name: Dmitry Popov


Return to Veeam Agent for Windows



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests