Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

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Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby friopel » Tue May 30, 2017 9:15 pm

Hi,

I have a suggestion : We have had an issue where, in B&R, we wanted to click "Retry" on a failed job, and instead, we clicked my mistake on the button next to it, which is "Active Full". The job, which is close to 5TB is size, started right away. We tried to stop it, but that broke the incremental chain, and we ended up having to do the active full backup, which took about a week to do, because some of the larger VMs failed a couple of times.

A simple "Are you sure you want to perform an Active Full Backup" prompt would've prevented that!

Thanks! :)
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Re: Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby davecla » Wed May 31, 2017 7:59 am

+1

This would be really handy feature. A month or so ago I accidentally kicked off a full Full Backup Copy job, that took 12 days. :-(
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Re: Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed May 31, 2017 9:40 am

Thank you, guys, for submitting your request; appreciated.

If you find yourself in similar situation, you can try to stop running job, remove the latest inconsistent backup from disk (GUI option) and re-run the job.

Thanks.
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Re: Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby friopel » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:28 pm

Hi

I cannot seem to find that option in the GUI, can you guide me?

Thanks!
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Re: Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:09 pm

Vladimir is most likely meaning one of these options.
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[MERGED] Feature Request - Protect the Active Full button

Veeam Logoby dimaslan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:32 pm

I have had this issue only once so far but it is not hard to have it happen again.
The Active Full button is right next to the Retry button. Since we are 99.9 % of the times remoting to the BDR servers, it is not uncommon for the connection speed to cause the mouse to jump when moving it; Luckily, I misclicked having selected a very small job otherwise I would have had an issue on my hands.
Can you please add a question popup when the Active Full button is pressed?
Thank you.
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Re: Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:55 am

Dimitris, thanks for the feedback. Though the request makes perfect sense, triggering active full is actually not a big issue, you can stop the job immediately, delete incomplete restore point from disk and "forget" it in Veeam B&R UI.
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