Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Availability for the Always-On Enterprise

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! :)
friopel
Influencer
 
Posts: 12
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:43 pm
Full Name: Franc Riopel

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. :-(
davecla
Influencer
 
Posts: 22
Liked: 2 times
Joined: Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:40 pm
Full Name: Dave Clarke

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.
v.Eremin
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14722
Liked: 1102 times
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Full Name: Vladimir Eremin

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!
friopel
Influencer
 
Posts: 12
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:43 pm
Full Name: Franc Riopel

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.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 16226
Liked: 1296 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

[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.
dimaslan
Service Provider
 
Posts: 23
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Full Name: Dimitris Aslanidis

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.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 16226
Liked: 1296 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby odge » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:45 pm

v.Eremin wrote: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.


We'll I have tired that, deleted the partial VBK file.
Removed it from the backups properties list.
And when it starts again, its trying to create a VBK.

Its worth noting I have my repository set to individual files per VM.

Sigh... it was on 10% of a week long, and I though tthis would be faster, but I seem to be back at scratch.
odge
Veeam ProPartner
 
Posts: 69
Liked: 4 times
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:20 pm
Full Name: Matthew Ogden

Re: Suggestion - Confirmation before Active Full Backup

Veeam Logoby dimaslan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:00 am

I'd like to add to that, it may be that this is not noticed at all and right after the click one disconnects or loses connection to the backup server. Having a full backup run could cause real issues, depending on the time, repository free space but also the time it will take to notice.
dimaslan
Service Provider
 
Posts: 23
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Full Name: Dimitris Aslanidis


Return to Veeam Backup & Replication



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Feedfetcher, hoFFy, ifi-iok and 72 guests