Public Holiday Date Exceptions

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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:51 pm

One thing to consider here is that the restore points taken during public holidays will contain very little data (since there will be no changes), and thus should consume negligible amount of space in your backup repositories, which is why implementing this feature adds relatively little value to the product. It's all about value to the product, this is what defines feature priorities here at Veeam.

By the way, if you shutdown some VMs, they will not be generate any changes at all. However, if you keep them running because some people still logon remotely to do stuff, you certainly want to keep backing them up.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby yizhar » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:25 pm 2 people like this post

Giacomo_N wrote:Hi Yizhar,
Our company close for 3 weeks during August and only few people can connect from external.


In that case, you can change the schedule to weekly or every 2-3 days, or increase the retension points cound.
You should keep backuping up servers during holidyas.
I guess that mail server is running, accounting/management might need to work during holidays even if it is for "little" but very important things.

Nowdays closing the office doesn't mean stopping servers normally, so backup should keep running as well.

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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Giacomo_N » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:41 am

Yizhar, you are right!

I'll increase the retention point.


Thank you
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby FabriceMagier » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:14 am

Giacomo_N wrote:Hi Yizhar,

Our company close for 3 weeks during August and only few people can connect from external.
Usually and until last year, with B.E. i need to stop the jobs because the tape library is 16 slots.
Now with Veeam and D2D architecture is different, but why lose 21 restoration points of my retention during company holydays?

Giacomo


Hye,

Our company close like you and i don't want to backup to tape all the hollidays but just one per week (or for example no backup the 01/01, 01/05, 08/05, 01/11, 11/11 and 25/12, and more...) .
Its neccessary to add calendar backup in Veeam Backup for entreprise...
(excuse me for my bad english but i'm...french !!)

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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Aerospace » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:37 pm

we need this feature too...
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[MERGED] [Feature request] Exception for holiday in scheduli

Veeam Logoby Ottrott » Tue May 17, 2016 7:01 am

As yesterday was a holiday here in Germany I get some end user calls regarding the tape handling. Especially in small environments when there is no dedicated administrator the users like the idea that a "popped out" tape shows that the backup job normally has been finished. On normal work days this is fine - as the user changes the tape and the job can run during the next night. But on holidays (when they appear during the week) this stalls the jobs in the next night. How about an option to add "exclusion dates" in generally or especially for the tape jobs? Prohibiting that a tape job is started on these special dates. As the first level of the job normally is connected to a storage / NAS whatever it would be nice to have this option for a tape job. Maybe even when the tape job is started as a chained / scripted job?
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Re: [Feature request] Exception for holiday in scheduling

Veeam Logoby PTide » Tue May 17, 2016 10:20 am

Hi,

Good point, however I have a questions in regards to your feature request - apparently you are talking about some set date holidays, what about holidays that are not date specific? For example Thanksgiving in US? How would you suggest to handle it?

Thank you.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue May 17, 2016 10:30 am

They could be set manually according to the holiday calendar adopted in a company (there could be not even public days off as well).
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Ottrott » Tue May 17, 2016 12:47 pm

Hi,

how about a date picker? So you can choose the exclusion dates freely. The only thing to do is setting the dates for 1 or 2 years in advance (and not to forget to renew these exclusions...). I know this function for other vendors / products. As I said - this would be handy for smaller environments. In environments with tape loaders etc. this is not of much use.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby jdehn » Mon May 30, 2016 6:54 am

Hey everyone!

I would also like to get something like a scheduling calendar for exceptions.
Our company handled it in that way with the old backup software (WD Arkeia):
In december one of the administrators creates a new backup plan for the new year. So we got an excel sheet where we write the tape number for each day that have to be inserted in the evening. All the holidays are marked in the calendar, because no one can change the tape on this days. Now we have a summary when a backup have to run and when not to. So we opened the backup scheduling calendar in Arkeia and marked all days on wich no backup have to run (we had to do that for every backup job).

It would be really great if we could do that in Veeam, too. The problem is that we got a single drive streamer and have to change the tapes manually. On holidays no one can change the tapes and Veeam goes into an error..

Best regards, jdehn
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby radion » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:29 pm

Hey,

we would also like to see a possibility to set holiday exceptions especially for tape jobs.

Is there a way to use the "Disable/Enable Scheduler" command, posted by Vladimir, for tape jobs?

Thank you
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:35 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

Please use this
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$tape = Get-VBRTapeJob -Name "Backup to Tape Job 1"
Disable-VBRJobSchedule -Job $tape

Thanks
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby DBecker » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:57 pm

While the script might be a good work-around for some/many, I could not get it to work. In addition, that is something else that I need to change. I would be better for those of us in small IT shops (read: 1 IT person for the company) if this was built into the software like it is in Backup Exec. I like Veeam better in most instances, but this is one of those times that you competitors has it right. Being able to tell the software to ignore all jobs beginning at noon on "date A" and then pick back up at noon on "Date B," and to be able to do this at the beginning of the year when we know what our holiday schedule, is a big productivity boost. It would definitely be a huge help for us.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:03 pm

While the script might be a good work-around for some/many, I could not get it to work.

What particular issue did you get while working with a script? Didn't it do its job or didn't it start at all? Thanks.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby DBecker » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:14 pm

On the first run of the script it did in fact shut down the tape job. However the script to enable the tape jobs did not work at all, and any subsequent running of the script to shut the tape jobs down did not work.
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