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Backup Job Folders

Post by samh22a » Mar 21, 2015 2:36 am

Hi,

Here's a simple feature missing from Veeam that would make our life so much easier.. backup folders !

under Jobs -> Backup

Please add the possibility to create logical folders so we can group our jobs.
Right now we have close to 50+ jobs and it's getting really messy in the console.

Thanks

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 21, 2015 5:08 pm

Hi Samuel,

Can you please tell me how you organize you current backup jobs? How many VMs are in the job and how large your current infrastructure is?

Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by samh22a » Mar 22, 2015 11:43 pm

Hyper-V, 100+ hosts, 1k + VMs , 5+ sites

Not all VMs are backuped up via Veeam at the moment, but we are already seeing this as becoming a big issue down the road

Usually we backup per CSV , so anywhere between 10-25 vm per job.

We would like organise the job by datacenter location, and then business unit. We do not need the exact same layout as within VMM.

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 23, 2015 9:20 am

That's a pretty large infrastructure, I was just thinking on how to re-organize your existing jobs to make its management less painful. If we had containers, would you use the same configuration for them or it is more a UI enhancement request? Thanks again!

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by samh22a » Mar 24, 2015 2:34 am

can you define containers ?

Thx

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 24, 2015 12:42 pm

I was referring to job folders, the feature you're asking for.

I'm wondering if alternative VM groupings in existing jobs can solve the problem of messy UI or not. This should reduce the number of configured jobs.

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by samh22a » Apr 01, 2015 11:14 am

IMHO:

alternate VM grouping won't make any difference. We really do need folders and sub folders

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 01, 2015 12:10 pm

Ok, thanks for your feature request.

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[MERGED] Veeam backup folder structure

Post by lowlander » Apr 18, 2015 8:16 am

Hi,

Will it be possible in future releases of Veeam to order veeam jobs into a folder hierarchy ?

This in case you have a lot of jobs defined

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Re: Veeam backup folder structure

Post by Shestakov » Apr 19, 2015 1:59 pm

Hi!
Could you specify your use case? Did you mean starting several jobs at the same time manually?
Thanks!

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Re: Veeam backup folder structure

Post by lowlander » Apr 20, 2015 10:18 am

We would like to make some folders with regarding different RPO and RTO times where corresponding jobs will be placed in.

In a backup copy job, it would be nice if you could refer to this specific folder with all jobs in it.

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Re: Veeam backup folder structure

Post by Shestakov » Apr 20, 2015 12:13 pm

Thanks for the reply, we will take your request into consideration!
What I can suggest for now is to add corresponding prefixes for the jobs` names and use the search tool to filter needed jobs.
lowlander wrote:In a backup copy job, it would be nice if you could refer to this specific folder with all jobs in it.
Could you please specify the request, do you mean the ability to choose a set of jobs(folder) as a source for the backup copy job?
Thanks.

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by lowlander » Apr 20, 2015 6:56 pm

correct !

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Re: Backup Job Folders

Post by Shestakov » Apr 20, 2015 9:50 pm 1 person likes this post

Thanks for the clarification, I see your point. Could you specify how many VMs and jobs do you have for me to understand how critical the requested feature is?
By the way, VMs for backup copy job can be chosen not only from jobs but also from infrastructure as well as backups. You can use VM tags to combine VMs for the backup copy job.
Thanks.

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[MERGED] : Feature request

Post by larry » Feb 23, 2016 1:58 pm 1 person likes this post

It would be nice to create folders to place jobs in. I would have a DR folder I place all the DR jobs in, SQL folder for all the SQL jobs and so in.

I am just redoing all my jobs for ver 9 and thought of this.

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