dellock6 wrote:Have you considered the fact that the bigger vm may not be the vm with more daily change rate? Processing vm by size would help for an active full backup, but not in any other situation where only changed blocks are tracked.
Indeed CBT may hep, but the problem is, CBT information are written to the CBT file only upon snapshot creation (our colleague Timo wrote an amazing post explaining this, I suggest everyone to read it: http://www.veeamhub.io/2017/01/backup-c ... explained/) so there's no way to know how much data a VM will consume, without first snapshot it.
Not to say again there's no value in the idea, but there are many more consideration than simple VM size.
dellock6 wrote:A quick and dirty workaround, have you considered to simply process that large 8TB vm with a dedicated job? At that point you would just need to schedule the job to start a few seconds before the other to have the priority you need.
dellock6 wrote:A quick and dirty workaround, have you considered to simply process that large 8TB vm with a dedicated job?
dellock6 wrote: but while you wait for a feature that may or not come in v10 or even later, this could solve your problem
Spex wrote:If you use one tag to describe the complete processing I understand your concern about complicated job handling.
In our environment each tag has only one meaning. we have tags for schedule time, guest processing, retention, useraccount for guest agent.
So you can combine them all to your need. For each backuptime I have a backupjob - the rest is done by tags within the job.
Yes, we use several tags for different kinds of jobs (repo, app processing or not, scheduling, retention, etc.).
ITP-Stan wrote:If you use TAGS you do not get a list of VM's in the JOB but you can actually manually add those 2 big VM's to the job and set it to process them first. Veeam will be smart enough not to process them twice.
However this does remove some of the flexibility the tags system offers. Because when you change the tags on those VM's they will still be processed by that job you added them manually too.
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