Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

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Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby GregorS » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:46 pm

I badly need to exclude some mailboxes, after I created a backup job and checked "Backup all mailboxes". Some unlicensed mailboxes were created recently and the backup job is now failing for them and each time sending me an e-mail notification about this benign error.

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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:24 am

Hi Gregor,

1. You should be able to edit the job again (disable it first) and then instead of choosing backup all mailboxes, choose only the correct ones (without those unlicensed ones)
2. In Update 1 we have changed the behavior of the solution when we come across those. We will now give a warning and not an error anymore. Update 1 should be out very soon

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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby cdlane » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:50 am

Hi Mike,

I just came across this after posting here --> veeam-backup-for-microsoft-office-365-f47/mailbox-backup-failures-since-01-01-17-t39955-60.html

A job option to "Exclude unlicensed mailboxes" may be useful. Due to the (historic) structure of our on-prem AD, it is easier to DirSync (or what ever it's called now) the entire OU etc to Azure...which includes the Administrator account. It doesn't require a mailbox so I'm not going to waste a license on it.

Just an idea...(now I really must get back to re-structuring my AD...ooohh a YouTube video of a kitten!)
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:56 am

Chris,

What surprises me (as you stated in previous post) is that you never had an error before. That was the default behavior pre-update 1. Hence we made it into a warning. But I understand your concern and will take it with me on the table for a next version (no promises, as always ;-))
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby SSIRichard » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:10 pm

I would just like to throw my support behind this request. In our case, there are some rather large mailboxes that do not need to be backed up. Being able to just exclude those few cases would then allow us to not be concerned with changing the backup job when we add new employees/mailboxes.
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby satheesh » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:26 am

Not to mention always to remember to add the mailbox to the backup job whenever a new user is created is very tiresom. Having "Backup all mailboxes" AND a simple exclude option is better than the implemeted feature as of now.

Just my two cents.
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:35 am

Thanks all! All these items are good feedback. Keep it coming ;-)

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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby JoshuaPostSAMC » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:18 pm

+1 on both the option to exclude certain mailboxes while keeping any new mailboxes automatically inclued, and not backing up unlicensed accounts.
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby jonsibar » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:23 pm

+1 on the feature request! This would be a very welcome feature,
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby BSlattery » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:59 pm

+1 for this feature request.
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby rntguy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:38 pm

Not sure if this feature is implied, but can a box be added where you've deselected some mailboxes but want all future new mailboxes to automatically get backed up? So you can exclude who you want but not have to constantly go in and turn on backups for new employees?
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:42 pm

Hi Rnt Guy,

We are thinking in that direction indeed. A exclude selection that overrules the ALL mailboxes, but at the same time new mailboxes will get into the selection list. That is what you mean?
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby JoshuaPostSAMC » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:53 pm

That is what I'm looking for.
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby larryg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:27 pm

cdlane wrote:A job option to "Exclude unlicensed mailboxes" may be useful


I'd like to see this too.
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Re: Feature Request - Excluded Mailboxes

Veeam Logoby larryg » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:29 pm

Mike Resseler wrote:Hi Gregor,

1. You should be able to edit the job again (disable it first) and then instead of choosing backup all mailboxes, choose only the correct ones (without those unlicensed ones)
2. In Update 1 we have changed the behavior of the solution when we come across those. We will now give a warning and not an error anymore. Update 1 should be out very soon

Mike

I have Update 1 installed and it still reports errors for unlicensed boxes.
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