by fpiscopo » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:00 am people like this post
I have B&R 5.0 running on some old hardware. While the amount of data to back up was relatively low, chaining of backup jobs could be managed by judicious setting of schedules to prevent running multiple jobs in parallel. But now that data has grown substantially, jobs are of course taking longer to complete, and scheduling has become a bit of a hit and miss affair, frequently causing jobs to run in parallel and bringing the backup server to a near grinding halt, causing the normal backup routines to disk and tape to overflow into the regular office working hours and consequently causing the main hardware to perform in non-optimal conditions. Increasing the spacing in schedules is not an option because that would have the same overflowing effect and this would not be fully utilising the idle hours.
I've practically looked everywhere but couldn't find anything to help me with this. So I thought I'd bring my problem to the forum.
Is there a way to chain backup jobs in B&R 5.0?
Thank you very much for any information you may have.
by Shestakov » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:02 am people like this post
Hello Frank and welcome to the community! Answering your question: there was no job chaining option back to v5. Recently jib chaining is not considered as best practice any way as jobs work better in parallel. And of course your backups will work much much faster if you upgrade to newer versions. Thanks!
by Shestakov » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:53 pm people like this post
Veeam Backup & Replication comes with PowerShell extension — a snap-in to Microsoft Windows PowerShell 2.0. The Veeam Backup PowerShell snap-in allows you to do almost all operations that are available in the user interface.