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Description field request

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Hello,

I think it would be a nice feature if Veeam Backup & Replication implement a description field for each backup job. Why? It's a nice way to say - which vm lives on which ESX host or for anything....

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Hello Thomas,

Thanks for the feedback, but this feature is already there! ;) Check out our User Guide (page 59)

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This made me smile... did you really miss it? :D

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Re: Description field request

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It is there when you initially create the backup job and is there after. I meant from the left pane looking at all the backup job - there should be a field there to display the description.
Vitaliy S. wrote:Hello Thomas,

Thanks for the feedback, but this feature is already there! ;) Check out our User Guide (page 59)

Thanks.

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I can understand the motivation behind this request. Some useful things are easier in the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, and this is one of those things.

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Page 59 appears to be:

Step 3. Select Backup Mode
You can back up VMs in one of the three modes using VMware vStorage APIs— Direct SAN access, Virtual Appliance and Network mode.
 By default, if the Direct SAN access or Virtual Appliance mode is selected, Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically fail over to network data transfer in case the primary selected backup mode fails during the job run. To disable failover, click the Advanced… button and......

Is this the correct page for this detail?

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NetWise wrote:Page 59 appears to be:

Step 3. Select Backup Mode
You can back up VMs in one of the three modes using VMware vStorage APIs— Direct SAN access, Virtual Appliance and Network mode.
 By default, if the Direct SAN access or Virtual Appliance mode is selected, Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically fail over to network data transfer in case the primary selected backup mode fails during the job run. To disable failover, click the Advanced… button and......

Is this the correct page for this detail?
It would seem it is page 64 - must have been an update:

"In the VM notes section, select the Set successful backup details to this VM attribute check box to write to a VM custom attribute information about successfully performed backup and data on backup results (backup date and time, backup console name, and path to the backup file ). In the field below, enter the name of a necessary attribute. If the specified attribute does not exist, Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0 will create it."

We are definitely already using this, we reite it to a NOTES field and we get a note that looks like: Veeam Backup: Time [9/6/2011 12:25:22 AM], Backup host [ESBACKUP], Backup file [ESBACKUP:\\esbackup\VEEAM-BACKUP\ESBACKUP\Backup Job - PREPROD1 -2011-09-05T200102.vbk]"

I'm curious, and I think the original post is as well - it seems there is only a checkbox to enable "placing notes", but not the ability to put in custom variables etc. Would this be accurate?

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NetWise wrote:Is this the correct page for this detail?
Yes, you are looking at correct page in your first post. On top of page 59 in the linked document there is a screenshot showing job's description field.

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Sorry,

what should i write in the field notes?
Please, can you write an example for Time and Path to the backup file name?

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Re: Description field request

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VM notes field functionality is completely unrelated to what is being discussed in this topic (job description). However, to answer your question, in that field you specify the custom attribute name to write the last backup details to.

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