Backup Copy next interval display

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Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby philfreund » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:42 pm 1 person likes this post

Is there any way to see when the next interval for a running job will start? I have several backup copy jobs that run run either once per week or every 2 days. I would like to be able to see when the next interval will start to make sure the interval is setup correctly.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby nitramd » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:07 pm

You can find that information in the B&R console; select the Home tab, then select "Backup Copy". Look for the column "NEXT RUN".
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby philfreund » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:09 pm

Nope. That just shows continuous for backup copy jobs.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:13 pm

You can only know when the next interval starts, not the time when actual data processing starts (depend on source restore points availability) and you can open the job settings to make sure settings are configured correctly. I don't believe you need to do this frequently.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby philfreund » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:30 pm

I realize that but on my once per week intervals, I can't always tell when the next interval starts and that is what I would like to see.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:33 pm 2 people like this post

Let's consider this a feature request.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby philfreund » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:38 pm

OK. Thanks.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby ChrisGundryCEGA » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:32 pm 3 people like this post

This one gets a 'vote' from me as well please, long wanted this!
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby stamm » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:24 pm

And another vote from me for this feature. I run several air-gap backup copies on a monthly basis, and the only way I know to bring the repositories online for this purpose is when the copy jobs fail since they have nowhere to copy the data! That's the signal to activate the repos and re-run the copy jobs. The jobs finish, I offline the repos, then wait for the failure messages the following month to do it all over again. It's not a huge deal but knowing precisely when the copies will run would be great.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi Pat, you could script the process that will let you know when the job is going to start to be notified in advance.
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby stamm » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:32 pm

Hi Foggy, how much advance notice would it give me if I scripted it?
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:18 am

I'm not saying about pre-job script in Veeam B&R. You could just look at the copy interval start time configured in the job and schedule the script to run, say, 15 minutes prior to that via Windows Task Scheduler (independently from the job).
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Re: Backup Copy next interval display

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:09 pm 3 people like this post

philfreund wrote:I have several backup copy jobs that run run either once per week or every 2 days. I would like to be able to see when the next interval will start to make sure the interval is setup correctly.

Seems like more of a workaround. Would it be better if instead we allowed to set the specific start times in a week? For example, one or more [day of week and time] points. We already allow to set start time for daily jobs, but it sounds like you don't want to perform the copy every day and rather once every few days. They are probably specific days of weeks then, like Sunday for weekly copy? Or do you need specific days of the months, like 14th and 28th instead?
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