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Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby kkuszek » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:29 pm

Sharing a thought I had trying to find old backups.
Within history view I think incremental/full should be a sortable column type.

I also would like to see filtering and not just sorting (i.e. show me only successful, failed, or warning full or incremental backups, etc.).
Think of the reasons someone might go to history view. I might be going there just to find the last time I had a good successful full backup run or how often a specific failure might happen. There should be faster ways to do this. Think of excel style filtering for familiar formatting (maybe I just right click the column, choose filter, and uncheck boxes. or maybe I right click a job where it says warning and say filter by > column type)
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:07 am

Hello Kurt,
Viewing extensive Job Details can be done in Veeam ONE now. Have you tried that?
Not sure if making VBR GUI more complicated is a great idea.
Thanks!
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby kkuszek » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:37 pm

Thanks Shestakov,

I actually have not looked into it. We have VeeamONE but I don't log into it frequently. I should probably do so more often, but I am not sure having to log into a different product is really the right choice here? Shouldn't B&R be more self contained? I would think the example tasks listed are likely fairly commonplace backup administrator tasks.
Veeamone is on a different server and I prefer a more single pane for tasks at hand vs having to use different products and going in different places. The screenshot your linked looks great and the view looks similar to what I envisioned without being too complex or intimidating.
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:17 am

Yes, I agree for simple tasks Veeam backup console should be enough, though for advanced and flexible reporting we do recommend to use Veeam Availability Suite (that includes Veeam ONE).
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby kkuszek » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:15 pm 1 person likes this post

Now that B&R functions as a remote console, I wonder if there might be some value to configuring your ONE server in settings while having direct extensions into one right in the same console? allowing ONE functionality to supercharge your B&R console if you are an availability suite customer (such as myself)
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:54 pm 1 person likes this post

Good suggestion.
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby pshute » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:51 pm

I also would like a little more flexibility in the history filtering and sorting.

If I want to check through all the full backups for a particular job, I can't filter to see just those. I can only filter for the actual job name. If I try to type " (Full" at the end of the name, it displays no jobs, even though it shows the job types in the Job Name column. E.g. if the job is called "Main Backup", typing "Main Backup" in the filter shows all full and incrementals, but typing "Main Backup (Full)" shows none.

I can sort by Job Name to group all the full backups together, but then they're in a random date order.

It's also annoying that the filter string on matches the start of the Job Name. If I have many jobs that start with the same string, I have to type a lot more of the name than necessary to match what I want. E.g. if there are jobs called "Main backup 1", "Main backup 2", etc, if I want to see just "Main backup 6", I have to type that whole string. If it was altered to match any part of the Job Name, I could just type "6".

It would also be nice to be able to filter on the Status so I can see, say, all the failures. I can sort on that column to group them together, but again they're in random order.

Ideas:
- Make job type part of the string that's matched with the filter string
- When sorting by any columns, also sort by Start Time (this alone would make most things possible, if not necessarily convenient)
- Filter string can match any part of Job Name/type
- Filter string history
- More complex filter strings, e.g. "JobName:main JobType:Incr Status:fail Before:2017-01-01"
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:09 am

Hello Peter.
Thanks for the detailed request.
Adding a column of Full/incremental run doesn`t look like a good idea for me as there are some jobs as Surebackup, File Copy etc. with no Full/Incremental runs, so that column will not make sense for them.
Other ideas look good and sane.
By the way, do you use Veeam ONE?
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Re: Feature request: History view column "filter by" and...

Veeam Logoby tdewin » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:22 am

Here is a one liner in powershell, giving you all the filter options you want + it pipes it out to a nice GUI window using out-gridview
Code: Select all
asnp veeampssnapin;Get-VBRBackupSession | ? { $_.Name -match "Incremental" } | Sort-Object -Descending -Property Endtime | select Name,EndTime,State | Out-GridView -wait


Save it as powershell script on disk, right click, run.
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