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Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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If you try sth. the logs grow and grow. lets say you have 10 failed backup jobs for test, you may want to delete your tries from the log window, so you just see what is really important instead of every experiment.
if you say you cant delete because it would destroy traceability, then it should be hidden.

to keep it clean clear

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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Poweruser.

You can right click backup job and hit 'Delete' to erase all the information from Jobs > Backup view. History view is designed to keep job history despite the job deletion for audit purposes. That said, History view does not keep sessions forever and will drop the retired entries by built-in retention logic. If you are worried about debug logs, they are affected by built-in retention logic too. Thanks.

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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yes, i prefer to not have audits... i prefer the allmighty admin ;-)
so it would be good if it could be removed or at least be marked as acknowledged.
if i see a yellow questionmark in my logs it drives me mad.
normally i delete all errors and warnings if i solved or noticed them.
so its much easier to see if there is a new error or an old one i already noticed.
hp switches have an "acknowledged" function. if you press ack, then the message is not that bright and a check appears.
maybe you should add sth like this.
like unread emails..

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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I do not see this as a bad request or if there are any workarounds.
Sometimes we just try "test backups" to see if it is possible and do not want to keep that pr even want to wipe out the logs to prevent auditors asking too much questions on failures.

1. Is there a way to remove logs from certain jobs or remove logs from deleted jobs (my VBR 9.5 keeps all logs even if I have recreated ALL jobs and deleted old ones).
2. Is there a way to reset all the logs (history and logs etc) ?

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Hi folks,

It's not possible to modify or adjust the historical log information. It will rotate out eventually by the built in retention mechanism. I've already noted an improvement request based on your posts. Thanks!

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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Yes thats it. You do a test run and want to remove this.
Or you noticed, that an operator forgots to change the tape and its acknowledged.. just deleting the error makes it easier to handle.
if i see an error i have to check it again and again. but if it is okay for me i just delete it.
another possibility would be an option to archive or acknowledge the message. a green checkmark should be shown next and it should be filtered maybe or archived.

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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We keep this information for audit purposes - thus, the remove history option is not there. Thank you for the feature request, though; appreciated!

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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Hi Eremin, But there should be something to clear logs and history for certain jobs like :
1. Test jobs, like we want to see if VBR can backup only files within a VM (gave agent not found error)
2. Pre-live or demo jobs....we had a demo with Veeam which turned into a "sales-live"...so for the first 12 months, the first 3 mths were full of errors, evaluation tests, change of storage (thus failures) and we do not want that showing up.
3. Audit usually for certain periods like 1 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2017, so we do not want to see errors in 2016, this want to flush logs on 31st Dec (or as per a certain date).

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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At least flag them as acknowledged or set hidden.

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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As Dima has already mentioned, your request regarding this is noted. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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Poweruser wrote:
Feb 07, 2019 9:44 am
At least flag them as acknowledged or set hidden.
I would prefer removed as "set hidden" would mean that they can still be shown and looks as if we got something to hide....if auditors discover "hidden" objects especially if it have so many tests and failures, they may flag it as some discrepancy.

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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then call it filtered for filter/tag "test" or sth else.
so its grouped out.

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

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Who knows that such a simple requirement would be left out....

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Re: Feature request: Delete Logs/Job History

Post by HumbleSage » 1 person likes this post

Being able to reset logs should be a standard feature, especially if you're a service provider trying to present a fresh start to clients. +1 this ALL the way. This is LONG overdue for such a robust product like Veeam.
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