Public Holiday Date Exceptions

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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:38 pm

The scripts provided on the previous page are a bit outdated.

What happens if you try the following ones, instead:

Disable job

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Asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$TapeJob = Get-VBRTapeJob -name "Name of your Job"
Disable-VBRJob -Job $TapeJob


Enable job

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Asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$TapeJob = Get-VBRTapeJob -name "Name of your Job"
Enable-VBRJob -Job $TapeJob


Thanks.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby jdehn » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:55 pm

Hello Vladimir,

is there anything new about a better solution than starting a script every time? I can't see any benefits by using a script or by disabling the specific day of the week in the job options. No matter how I will do it, I have to do it manually each time or I build a script that knows the holidays and is running all the time.
For now, the missing option to consider holidays on the program side is the only thing that bother me at Veeam.. Other software can actually handle that.
Thanks a lot!

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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:02 pm

Hi Julian, thank you for the feedback, however, currently you still have to address this manually, as described in this thread above.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:50 pm

No matter how I will do it, I have to do it manually each time or I build a script that knows the holidays and is running all the time.

With script and Windows Task Scheduler it is one-time operation, which requires you to look over all public holiday dates in calendar and schedule scripts to take place on needed days. However, we do understand it's a time-consuming process, indeed. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Feature Request: Copy Tape Job Holiday Calendar

Veeam Logoby westCPS » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:29 pm

Hello!

We often get the request from customers for Tape Copy Jobs that some dates should be excluded from Copy Tape Jobs.
(Christmas and so on.)
Is there any other possibility at the moment, or only to disable the Job :-( (and hope not to reactivate after Holidays)

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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:46 pm

Hi Werner, no built-in functionality for this, however you can find some hints in this thread. Thanks.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Chris J » Fri May 19, 2017 1:06 pm

I am evaluating Backup Software right now and this is a feature that would be nice to have. I don't understand why this software doesn't already have this ability. We migrated from a custom system (built 25 years ago) using tape backups and it had a holiday schedule.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Lian » Mon May 22, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi
This year just changed Backup Exec with Veeam based on a perceived superiority of this solution.
This thread began in 2011.
At the time the scheduling overhaul was taking the holiday exception problem into account as far as I can understand.

What went wrong?

As the last poster hinted, it should not be so difficult to implement the scripts that were suggested into a feature that exists for ages in the backup industry.

I am a tad disapointed.

I see it as a little disrespect for the customer needs.

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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue May 23, 2017 10:13 pm

No disrespect intended :D it is all about higher priority features pushing out lower priority features. Implementation is easy indeed (as for most features), but this change touches too much functionality in the product - all schedule-dependent stuff - thus requiring a major QC effort to test. This, and very low value to the product on the other hand, are the only reasons.
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Re: Public Holiday Date Exceptions

Veeam Logoby Mapleuser » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:07 am

I'm not sure why this is considered a "low value" feature.

Just a bit of details on my role.
I'm the group IT person in-charge of backing up dozens of remote offices with no IT staff onsite.
I rely on the normal non-IT staff to perform a tape swaps at every remote office.
Recently, I started converting the backup to Veeam and found lots of limitation with the software.

We have a policy of not storing any tapes onsite.
What I do is to arrange for a vendor to perform a tape delivery every day so that only 2 sets of tapes are onsite at any given time (previous day and today's tapes).
I draw up the entire year's tape delivery schedule at the start of the year and the daily tape usage is fairly predictable.

This becomes a problem when the individual countries have public holiday.
I won't know which day is their public holiday as I have too many countries to look after.
There won't be any staff around to swap the tapes and the tape backup will fail for that day.
The following working day, the staff will insert the following day's tape and Veeam tries to backup two days' worth of vib into a single tape.
Some times, it fits onto a tape, other times it will just run out and prompt for additional tape to be inserted.
This screws up the tape delivery schedule and additional costs will be incurred for sending/storing of extra tapes.

The rational for getting Veeam was to reduce the headache in troubleshooting various backup issues with nonsensical error codes and Veeam really does backup without much hassle.
However, small little "low value" features like this is once again causing me headache, especially when the problem is magnified as I'm managing multiple sites.
Fortunately, I've only converted a handful of sites to Veeam and the other sites are still running the competitor's backup software with the date exception feature.
I'm going to stick to the old software until something better comes along or until Veeam decides to add this feature.
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