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Automatic inclusion of new vm's in backupjob

Veeam Logoby mst1966 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:36 pm

Hi forum,

we have a customer asking if it is possible to set up so that new vm's (vmware) automatically is included in a backupjob?

They create a lot of vm's and wants to be sure that they are backed up even if they by chance should forget forget to include some of them!

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Re: Automatic inclusion of new vm's in backupjob

Veeam Logoby skrause » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:56 pm

There are multiple ways to do this.

I use VM folders as the object in most of my Veeam jobs. When I add a VM to the infrastructure I put it in the folder I want it backed up with and it gets backed up on the next run.
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Re: Automatic inclusion of new vm's in backupjob

Veeam Logoby larry » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:26 pm

I backup by datastore, all VMs in a datastore get backed up. Use tags to exclude VMs you don't want. We set datastores up by RPO/RTO that way if a VM is placed in the right data store everything is automatic with RTO/RPT and DR.
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Re: Automatic inclusion of new vm's in backupjob

Veeam Logoby jmmarton » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:22 pm

To summarize it: any container object within vSphere can be used in a backup job which would then automate VM selection. And to add to Larry's point on vSphere tags, those can be used easily for VM selection or for VM exclusion.

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Re: Automatic inclusion of new vm's in backupjob

Veeam Logoby Cragdoo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:32 am

yeah, I'd be tempted to go with tags

https://www.virtualtothecore.com/en/usi ... rotection/

only thing to be aware is you can't combine tags (a common feature requests)
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