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Copy job synchronization cycle - particular day?

Veeam Logoby v33@m3r » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:32 pm

Hi There,

I have a copy job that copies to removable media, and it usually kicks off on a Friday at 10am. I originally got it to do this by enabling/creating this copy job on a Thursday, so that the following day, the job would kick off at the interval time (10am)
Every now and then, a new backup copy cycle might be kicked off for troubleshooting reasons, or to get a more up to date backup set on the removable media, and the whole backup rotation is messed up and the required backup sets are not on the removable media at the usual time on the Friday.
How do i set the job back to the way it was without having to wait until the next Thursday to log in, and start a new copy cycle manually in the hope that the next day (Friday), the data will be on the removable media for the backup administrator to remove offsite?

Thanks in advance for your input
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Re: Copy job synchronization cycle - particular day?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:25 pm

Hi,
you may start the job synchronization manually clicking "Sync now". Another option is to decrease the synchronization interval in the job`s settings so it will check for new restore points more often.
By the way, if you want the copy job not to work in certain days, you may set a corresponding backup window. Thanks!
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Re: Copy job synchronization cycle - particular day?

Veeam Logoby v33@m3r » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:55 pm

Hi Shestakov / Veeam Community,

Sorry to get back on this one so late, but it is causing some concern still:

In response to your last comment Shestakov,
I did decrease the synchronization interval, so that it checks every 1 days. I did also set the backup window, so that it only allows the job to run during the early hours of friday morning (so that the backup administrator can come in on Friday morning and remove the cartridge from the drive, put in a new cartridge and take the other offsite for the weekend)
This was better than what i had (sync interval to be 7 days), and the job was getting the data on the tape at the correct time without fail (and it was still fine if someone kicked off a new cycle mid week). However, an email was sent every 24 hours about a failed job, causing utter confusion with a few parties. (Sometimes 'failed job' alerts are seen as backup failures that involve investigations every time)

In Brief, what is the best way that people achieve this? (A weekly copy job, that always runs at the same time every week, once a week, without any emails being sent inbetween?)

More information:
1 day interval:
An error message is sent out about a failed job every day, but if you check the job log, nothing is backed up (0 bytes etc) - so in theory, this email can be ignored, but people can't ignore it. (The email sent in the early hours of Friday morning is successful, with the correct amount of bytes backed up, which is good.

Recap:
7 day interval:
If i set the job to run every 7 days, then i have to log in manually, the day before friday, and select 'start new copy cycle'. If some other engineer logs in and starts a new copy cycle during the week (for whatever reason), then thursday nights ' backup will not be on the cartridge when the onsite backup administrator arrives onsite to start her morning routine (which includes swapping out the cartridge)

Thanks again, and sorry for the zombie thread :)

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Re: Copy job synchronization cycle - particular day?

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:44 pm

Hi and welcome back!
If some other engineer logs in and starts a new copy cycle during the week (for whatever reason), then thursday nights ' backup will not be on the cartridge when the onsite backup administrator arrives onsite to start her morning routine (which includes swapping out the cartridge)

Well, I would say the best way is to keep admins who may mess up you ideas away from your backup jobs :) You can play with users and roles to achieve it.
You don`t need to start the job manually if it`s set to run on the exact day. If you want to make sure the synchronization is started at exact time, you may use a powershell script and execute it at the desired certain time.
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