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post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by rlehnert » Feb 13, 2014 8:27 am

Hi!
Searched up + down in the forum but found nothing concerning my problem.

I want to run a "post job activity" (= run the following command) only if the Veeam Backup-job completed with an OK status.
Assume I have a Veeam Backup job defined an afterwards I want to copy the backed up VMs to another disk.
I'd define a "post job activity" with a robocopy, rsync, whatever.
But I'd only want to do the copyin if the Veeam job exited with "OK". I'd not want to copy anything if the Veeam job had errors.
Is there a way to check the exit status of the Veeam job from the afterwards called "post job activity" job?

Hope someone has an idea!
Fanx a lot in advance!

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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by veremin » Feb 13, 2014 8:45 am

You can write a script that checks job last result and proceeds to further commands only if the last job session was successful. Then, set this script as a post job activity.

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asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$Job = Get-VBRJob -name "Name of your backup"
if ($job.GetLastResult() -eq "Success")
{
Place your commands here
}
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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by rlehnert » Feb 13, 2014 8:53 am

Hi!
Thanks for the fast reply!

Your code doesn't look to me like a Windows "CMD" code.....
What "language" is it?
Could this be achieved with "DOS" (.cmd) code, too?

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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by veremin » Feb 13, 2014 9:02 am

Sorry, I should have been more clearer - it's nothing but a PowerShell script that uses our PS snapin.

If you're after running executables in PowerShell, kindly, see this TechNet article; should give you some hints.

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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by rlehnert » Feb 13, 2014 9:03 am

Fanx!
I'll read this article and try to follow your hints!
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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by veremin » Feb 13, 2014 9:11 am 1 person likes this post

You're welcome. Should any other questions arise, don't hesitate to let us know.

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[MERGED] Delete files on Successful Backup

Post by ocky72 » Jan 16, 2015 12:12 pm

Hi

We're in the process of removing the final remnants of our legacy backup system (after a few years of using Veeam).

On our legacy backup system when a user leaves we archive their mailboxes off to a PST and the old backup system backs them up to a reference backup and deletes them on a successful backup.

So, looking to implement the same functionality, does the "Run the following script after the job" only run after a successful backup, or does it run even if the backup fails?

If it runs regardless, is there any way to run something to delete files after a successful backup?

Thanks

Andy

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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by foggy » Jan 16, 2015 12:18 pm

Andy, post-job activity command is executed regardless of the job status, however you can use PowerShell script to check the status and then execute the required action. Please see above for details.

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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by ocky72 » Jan 16, 2015 12:40 pm

Excellent - thanks. I didn't find that thread when I searched.

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Re: post job activity only when Veeam backup completed OK?

Post by foggy » Jan 16, 2015 12:46 pm

Thanks for using search, anyway. ;)

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