Comprehensive data protection for all workloads
Post Reply
enigma361
Novice
Posts: 5
Liked: 2 times
Joined: Nov 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Contact:

[Feature Request] Official Restore Point Simulator as part of Veeam Backup Calculator

Post by enigma361 »

Hello there,

I'd like to request as part of the Veeam Backup Calculator (https://calculator.veeam.com/vbr/) the feature to display a list of the restore points / backup chains that given job settings will lead to (worst case scenario as well as manual runs with 1x, 7x, etc). Like on the unoffical Restore Point Simulator (https://rps.dewin.me/) that is now deprecated and unfortunately doesn't take into account the recent changes in GFS functionality and retention.

Here is an example from the unofficial RPS of what I'd like to see in the offical calculator (the example uses forward-incremental backup with 14 RPs retention):

Clicking on the simulate button (simulating worst case scenario):

Image

Clicking on simulate button with manual run enabled (simulating first job run):

Image

After clicking on 1x under manual run one time (simulating second job run):

Image

After clicking on 1x a few times more (simulating a few following job runs):

Image


Especially the manual run function is very helpful for understanding what kind of backup chains will be created and when the retention comes in to delete obsolete backup chains (for GFS backups a godsend because those are tricky to foresee and understand).

I hope we will see this feature added in the future.

Thank you for your time.

Best regards,
Nils

edxh
Veeam Software
Posts: 66
Liked: 26 times
Joined: Oct 04, 2019 6:39 pm
Full Name: Edward Howard
Contact:

Re: [Feature Request] Official Restore Point Simulator as part of Veeam Backup Calculator

Post by edxh » 1 person likes this post

Hi Nils,

Thanks for the FR, it's been noted!

Regards,

Ed

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot] and 23 guests