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.