Backup copy job parameters

Availability for the Always-On Enterprise

Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby rpop » Wed May 03, 2017 5:06 am

Hello,

I use Veeam backup copy jobs, everthing works perfectly but i would like to know what is the best practices about some parameters in the job:

Source : Veeam backup on repository Veeam
Target : HPE Storeonce catalyst

- actually my jobs are scheduled from 5am to 1pm (schedule allowed period option) for any business day.
. the setting "Copy every" is configured for "1 day , starting at 6am".

This settings has been confirmed by Veeam support 2 months ago, they said me the "Copy every" time setting has to be include in the allowed period (5am-1pm)

My question: my jobs start at 5am as expected, but at 6am the jobs stops and launch a new "Building VMs list" and finish the job. Is this correct ? does the "copy every" time settings has to be outside the allowed time ?

Thanks for your help

Best regards

Daniel
Best regards
rpop
Influencer
 
Posts: 17
Liked: never
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Full Name: rpveeam

Re: Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Wed May 03, 2017 10:28 am

Hi Daniel,

rpop wrote:my jobs start at 5am as expected, but at 6am the jobs stops and launch a new "Building VMs list" and finish the job.

Please, can you check the job session log, does the job start to copy VMs at 5am or get in idle state or something else?

rpop wrote:does the "copy every" time settings has to be outside the allowed time ?

No, "copy every" sets up the interval for the backup copy job, during this time the job searching for new data to be copied.
By the end of the interval, the copy job will start new interval and create a new file (next increment in the chain).

Thanks!
DGrinev
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 670
Liked: 73 times
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:49 pm
Full Name: Dmitry Grinev

Re: Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby rpop » Wed May 03, 2017 11:10 am

Hi DGrinev,

Thanks for your reply,

For your first question, yes:
1. the jobs start at 5am and begin to backup the first VMs
2. then at 6am, Veeam stop the job
3. interrupt VMs that are backuped at the same time.
4. Rebuild the new list of VMs that have to be backuped (new cycle)
5. it generate report with errors (for exemple 30 VMs successfull and 50 VMs in error)
6. Veeam backup again VMs that was interrupted at 6am and continue with the rest of VMs.

As i understand the daily cycle of this copy job start at 6am until tomorrow at same hour, and so on.

For my second question you mean the "copy every" sets up has to be include in the allowed period time (in my case 5am to 1pm) ? if this the case i will always has error jobs generate at 6am every day in the history jobs ?

Thanks a lot

Best regards

Daniel
Best regards
rpop
Influencer
 
Posts: 17
Liked: never
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Full Name: rpveeam

Re: Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Wed May 03, 2017 11:44 am

Daniel,

I think I've got it.
If the backups were created outside of the backup copy job allowed period, then the copy job cannot copy data until 5 am and the process will be interrupted at 6 am, as it should start a new cycle.
So you need to change setting "copy every" to start from 5 am, this should solve the issue.

Thanks!
DGrinev
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 670
Liked: 73 times
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:49 pm
Full Name: Dmitry Grinev

Re: Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed May 03, 2017 11:51 am 1 person likes this post

The typical recommendation is to set the copy interval start time a few minutes after the source backup job starts. This way backup copy job will monitor newly created restore points and start copying them immediately once it is allowed to do so (according to the allowed period setting).
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 15384
Liked: 1140 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby rpop » Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 am

Hello,

Sorry for my late reply,

@foggy: i will apply this recommendation, you say "...after the source backup job starts" , you mean after the job backup not the job copy, right ?

Thanks

Daniel
Best regards
rpop
Influencer
 
Posts: 17
Liked: never
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Full Name: rpveeam

Re: Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue May 09, 2017 10:46 am

Yes, that's correct.
Vitaliy S.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 20090
Liked: 1157 times
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 am
Full Name: Vitaliy Safarov

Re: Backup copy job parameters

Veeam Logoby rpop » Wed May 10, 2017 6:01 am

Ok many thanks for your help.

Daniel
Best regards
rpop
Influencer
 
Posts: 17
Liked: never
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Full Name: rpveeam


Return to Veeam Backup & Replication



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest