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Re: Feature Request : Web Console

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Just wannted to add my idea to this thread. I will not call a web client a good or bad idea because I think the result matters but it is for sure something that is expected by many people.
The thing with every web client is for sure that you have a extra installation of a webserver (could also be on the veeam-server) and some other dependcies and services which could crash or be unavailable (for whatever reason) and then you won't be able to do your management things (most of the time then when you need it most). Compared to a offline-client (or console) it can be less reliable.

Somewhere in this thread there was the example of the social medias alias facebook, twitter, etc. and they all show what HTML can do and how stable it can be but of course they have a lot of people and ressources to keep it running 24/7/365.

And here comes something that has not been mentioned before (or probably I didn't get it): Why not keeping the web client completely on veeam-side (management, maintenance, availability)? So what do I mean? I'm thinking about a hosted solution where I would log in to the HTML client just like when I do the log in to the veeam customer portal. My backup server has an outbound connection established to the hosted veeam-servers and all the calls from the GUI are being sent to my backup server in my datacenters.

I would not have to think about the availability/maintenance of the web interface and would still be able to use this interface without VPN if I'm out of the office. Of course, you would always need an active internet connection, that's clear.
What do others think about it?

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Re: Feature Request : Web Console

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I'll add a little more to the discussion. Microsoft recently announced 'Project Honolulu' which is a very lightweight management tool for Windows servers (https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ask ... er-part-1/). This app effectively uses Remote powershell and WMI to pull back the data, and supports extensions. So obvious question would be, is this something Veeam are interested in developing, to allow management of VBR servers?

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Re: Feature Request : Web Console

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Quite sure somebody can write something for it ;-)
https://foonet.be

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[MERGED] Feature Suggestion: Web Interface (Small VAC)

Post by Poweruser »

A small Availability Console...
just a Web-Interface which allows the same as B&R Console allows.

Then you can manage your backup from everywhere without installing the software console.
also you can check backups over (terrible) mobile devices every kind.

actually you have to use remotedesktop, vnc or install the console executables.
anyway it would be easier to provide a portable console. not much development as you can reuse the actual console but admins can start them just from a share! (like portable apps)

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Re: Feature Suggestion: Web Interface (Small Availability Co

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Hello,
Have you checked Enterprise Manager?
It allows execute basic actions via web UI.
Thanks

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Re: Feature Request : Web Console

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ah there is :-)
this looks fine except big iis ;-)
i have to try this.
i hope i can install it onto another host which does not run the backup server. i will have to check.

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Re: Feature Request : Web Console

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Yes, you certainly can do this.

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