Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

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Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby david.buchanan » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:36 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Support,

I'd like to suggest a feature which I think would make management of backup proxy's a lot quicker (If anyone has a way to do this now please let me know).

We have multiple sites which have anywhere from 2 to 10 proxies.

To ensure we don't get any odd behavior with a proxy from one site doing anything in another I manually specify in each job which proxies they are allowed to use (We've had this happen a number of times).

This means that when I deploy a new proxy I need to go through each job for that site and select it as a proxy it's allowed to use.

It would be great if I could create a Proxy group and select this for the job. I could then add and remove proxys from the group instead of having to do it for each job.

Thanks
David.
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:28 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

I believe that we already have a request for the feature which could help you to control many jobs' behaviour with a few clicks. Anyway proxy grouping is still a valid feature request.

Thank you for your feedback!
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby david.buchanan » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:55 pm

Thanks PTide, I'll take a look.

Regards,
David.
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby david.buchanan » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:02 pm 2 people like this post

I've read the request, it's a little different to mine but still working along the same lines. As mentioned in that post, changes to jobs once they are created can be quite time consuming, especially when you have more than 300 jobs to manage like I do. One simple change means I may need to edit anywhere from 1 to 50 jobs. Some kind of grouping or policy based system is definitely required for Veeam. I love Veeam, it is far superior than the previous product we used, so anything added to make management easier is a welcome change.
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby fcardarelli » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:07 am

David, I agree with your feature request, two days ago i have requested to Support the same, and they told me to post here.
It would be very usefull for me too, because we have many locations and every time we create a new proxy we have to edit all jobs related to that location.
I was thinking about PROXY CLUSTERS or PROXY LOCATIONS or PROXY GROUPS that are attached to a cluster or location or group of vms.

Another idea I have in mind related to this (if it would be available), is that you can set proxy mode depending on its location, because we have some locations that we use NBD and the same proxy for others to use HOT-ADD. In this case its configured as hot-add and we have to wait the proxy to failover to nbd.

Have you had any news from support about this feature request?

Regards.
Francisco.-
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:09 pm

Not exactly this, but Veeam B&R v9.5 will provide the ability to specify proxy/repository affinity rules.
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[iMERGED] **Feature Request*** Proxy management

Veeam Logoby Iain_Green » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:05 pm

Hi,

We would like to have the ability to manage the proxies at the proxy level rather than just with the backup job.
Ideally a proxy group ability would be nice.

For example we could group a number of proxies together and assign them to specific backups.

Currently we have to manually edit each job (or powershell) to select which proxies to use. We can't just leave them to automatic as based on the rules for proxy selection we could end up having jobs selecting Proxies that are not set up for certain environments being selected. this would cause the backups to fail.
Many thanks

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Re: **Feature Request*** Proxy management

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi, have you considered using the Proxy Affinity feature of 9.5?
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby Iain_Green » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:21 pm

I have now...

Unfortunately all be it gives more flexibility to managing hosts it still does not provide a simple way of excluding a proxy. Now instead of editing multiple jobs I would have to edit multiple affinity rules.
In my scenario I simply need to say this proxy needs to work with this repository and no other.
Many thanks

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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:35 am

I think simple PS script updating affinity rules for all backup repositories (by the way, how many do you have?) would answer your requirements. Thanks.
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Re: Feature Request: Backup Proxy Groups

Veeam Logoby Iain_Green » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:27 pm 1 person likes this post

Why not the ability to do so from the properties of the proxy itself?
Many thanks

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