Warning on empty Backup Job (no VMs)

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Warning on empty Backup Job (no VMs)

Veeam Logoby TimJWatts » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:27 pm


Is there a way to suppress the "Warning" emails when a Backup Job runs which contains no VMs? It's not a warning condition in my book - an empty job that runs with no result is successful.

Since someone will aak:
Why do we have empty jobs and why do we not disable such jobs?

I have 26 primary Backup Jobs - Nightly_A, Nightly_B ... Nightly_Z

Each job contains a VMWare resource folder "Nightly Backup A", "Nightly Backup B" etc.

This has proven to be fairly foolproof as any VM not in a Resource folder is obvious in vcenter, and if the machine is in one of the predefined folders, then it WILL be scheduled to be backed up.
ie adding a VM to the VMWare cluster does not require any additional steps in Veeam.

It spreads the load out well enough as our VMs have fairly distributed names. However, as expected, we do not have any machines beginning X or Z for example.

Cheers :)

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Re: Warning on empty Backup Job (no VMs)

Veeam Logoby vClintWyckoff » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:58 pm

So you're saying that not all of the "Nightly Backup..." folders in vCenter have VMs in them?

At the job level you can customize the notifications (Storage, Advanced, Notifications). The option to use Global Setting (default) or use Customized Setting for this given job...so you could disable notifications for the jobs with no VMs in them?
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