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[MERGED] : feature request - offline compacting/defrag

Veeam Logoby andyg » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:13 pm 1 person likes this post

feature request - offline compacting

It would be great if we could schedule the Defrag/compacting of a job outside the backup window. Our backup storage is slow, so the compacting really hurts backup performance (lots of reading and writting to make new VBK file) and also make other jobs run longer due to high IO on backup storage. It could easily be run outside the backup window and not impact backups. I realise this will also mean higher storage requirements.

I realise Win 2016 and ReFS will mostly nullify this request (Fast clone etc)
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[MERGED] Possible feature request - Health check AFTER copy

Veeam Logoby RGijsen » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:16 am

Hi,
maybe this is related slightly to vmware-vsphere-f24/health-check-on-copy-backup-job-stalled-the-job-t22409.html.

Since we moved our remote-backup to ReFS we get quite good data reduction and we are rather pleased with it! But of course the previously sequential data now gets more and more fragmented on the disk because of the block-cloning. While we have a dedicated SAN on the main site, the remote site has to do with a rather simple Synology 1524 NAS, with only a 1GB conenction in our setup and a bunch of relatively slow 5400RPM 2TB spindles. We now do a weekly health-check on our jobs, spread out over as many days as we have jobs, so only one job does health check on a given day, to prevent the IO from filling up. Still it takes a bit longer than I'd like. As health-check runs BEFORE the actual copy-job, and the amount of data growing, in our setup that means the health check sometimes runs for several hours.

Wouldn't it be nice to first do the copy-job and THEN do the health-check? I think Veeams primary job is to get the data in a safe place as quickly as possible. Given that TCP SHOULD cover for transmission errors, it's rather unlike that corruption would occur often anyway. And even if errors were found, which I've never seen in our setup so far, the regular repair-functionality could kick in.
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Re: Possible feature request - Health check AFTER copy job

Veeam Logoby RGijsen » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:36 pm

It's about 4 months, no reply. The request still applies though. I should place requests here, right?
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Re: Possible feature request - Health check AFTER copy job

Veeam Logoby ferrus » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:32 am

+1 here.
As a poster on the original thread, we've had to abandon health checks because of the performance, but better scheduling could help.
There are many admin tasks that I believe would be better run concurrently to other jobs, rather than preventing them from starting. Merges, Compacts, Health Checks.

Having Health Checks that are restart-able between backups - rather than disrupt them, would be great (although I imagine this would be tricky if the parent job uses merges).
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[MERGED] Feature request - run health check as a separate jo

Veeam Logoby Fredo » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:25 am

I have a feature request: we want to be able to schedule the health check as a separate job.
We monthly perform a backup files health check (we have 19 disk backup jobs).
It looks like, the health check is slowing down our GFS tape backup.
It would be convenient if we can create separate health check jobs and be able to schedule the exact starting moment.
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Re: Feature request - run health check as a separate job

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:37 am 1 person likes this post

Hi,

You feature request is noted. For now you might want to use this script to perform validation of your backups separately from the backup job.

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Re: Possible feature request - Health check AFTER copy job

Veeam Logoby RGijsen » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:41 pm

Could anyone from Veeam reply, or tell me where to properly raise a feature request?
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Re: Manual health check?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:32 pm

You've already done this by posting your suggestion on forums.
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