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[Feature Request] mailbox processing & data size display

Post by jnana.dash » Aug 07, 2018 9:16 am

Hello,

We just checked the below features are missing in the VBO which will be very helpful for the backup administrators. Hence requesting for feature requests

1. Show the total backup volume size : We schedule various backup jobs with different count of mailboxes. Its always good to show the backup size post discovering the mailboxes, so that we can estimate the time remaining, how much completed etc.

2. Show the size of each mailbox : Some times backup runs with dead slow speed and we dont have any clue whats going on. if the size of mailboxes are visible, at least we can know its because of huge size or high number of items in a mailbox.

3. Show "processing" only for the mailboxes currently being backed up under a job : When a backup job is started, it shows discovery of all mailboxes and then it shows all mailboxes as "processing". We really dont know which all mailboxes are under processing and whihc are under queue. It only displays "completed" when a mailbox backup is finished. Till that time all mailboxes are shown as "processing" and the backup window for each mailbox is calculated form the backup job start time and the mailbox backup finish time, where as the mailbox might be in queue and might not have taken the entire window for the backup. Sometimes the backup is dead slow and takes infinite time during some point of time in a specific job. We dont have any clue in checking which mailboxes are being backed up and what is the issue ? if we know which mailboxes are being backed up, we can check the mailbix size, number of items or in case there is some issue on the mailbox etc. and can get some idean why backup is slow and how much time it gonna take approximately.

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Jnana Ranjan Dash

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Re: [Feature Request] mailbox processing & data size display

Post by Mike Resseler » Aug 07, 2018 12:16 pm

Hey Jnana,

First: Thanks for the feature requests. These are noted.
However, I would like to shed some light on why we don't have this today. In order to be faster, we don't calculate those things. Instead, we immediately start backup of objects/ items once we have the change. Waiting until we enumerated everything, and figured out what the changes are would take a very long time and costly cycles to download would be lost.

I hope it makes some sense
Mike

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Re: [Feature Request] mailbox processing & data size display

Post by jnana.dash » Aug 13, 2018 8:33 am

Hello Mike,

Your point is absolutely valid. But to know the figures is also quite necessary from a backup administrator point of view. I would say, Backup should immediately start after sensing the change ( as you mentioned), but in the back ground it can calculate the size and make the data visible after some time. that should be a win-win situation for both performance and progress visibility.

because without the progress bar, the backup admin is handicaped and just have to wait and watch for the backup completion without knowing an ETA.

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Jnana Ranjan Dash

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Re: [Feature Request] mailbox processing & data size display

Post by Mike Resseler » Aug 14, 2018 4:42 am

That might be a possibility and something we can discuss internally. Thanks for all, really appreciate it that you think along with us

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