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Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Nov 21, 2013 10:11 am
by vu1341
Hi,

I am using the Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager very often and it helps me a lot
for finding deleted files of my users.
But sometimes I have to search for foldernames and I dont know any content of the folder (filetypes or filenames).
There is no search result if I use the foldername but with the browse function I will find this folder (after a while).
Is there a trick to find subdirs with search function?

thanks
michael

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Nov 21, 2013 10:50 am
by foggy
Michael, currently there's no ability to search for folder names. But thanks for the feedback!

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Nov 21, 2013 11:38 am
by vu1341
Hello foggy,

Thank you for your quick answer.
Maybe it is realized in Vs 7.1? :D

regards
michael

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Nov 21, 2013 12:50 pm
by foggy
I haven't heard anything about that so far.

[MERGED] Guest file indexing - search for folders

Posted: Feb 17, 2014 7:29 pm
by okrehan
Hi all,

haven't found an answer to this question neither in the forum nor in the guides. Does Enterpirse Manager include the functionality to also search for folders?
Especially when backing up file servers you probably have to search for deleted folders where the users only know the folder name but none of the file names inside this folder.

Regards,
Oliver

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Feb 17, 2014 9:21 pm
by Vitaliy S.
Hi Oliver,

Thanks for the feedback, but currently it is not possible to search for folder names.

[MERGED] Search for folders by name

Posted: Feb 19, 2015 10:54 pm
by Meyercord
Is there a way to search for folders using the File search utility? For example, if an entire folder was deleted, how can I find it in the inventory? When I tried, it seemed that I could only search for individual filenames.

Re: Search for folders by name

Posted: Feb 20, 2015 9:06 am
by Shestakov
Hello AJ,
Could you specify your question, please?
Do you mean search in Veeam One for folders of the backup up VMs in the backup files?
If so, you can do it with Enterprise Manager, assuming you enabled indexing.
If you meant VMware Folders used for grouping VMs, Templates etc. you can use Veeam One Search tool.
Thanks.

Re: Search for folders by name

Posted: Feb 20, 2015 5:03 pm
by Meyercord
I'm referring to Backup Enterprise Manager. I am trying to search for a Windows file folder which was backed up on an indexed VM. When I perform a search, only filenames matching my search term are returned, not folders. If I expand the Advanced search form, I can choose a "Type", but this only allows me to specify file extensions. How do I search the index for a folder by name?

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Feb 20, 2015 5:18 pm
by foggy
There's still no ability to search for folders.

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Mar 10, 2015 7:09 pm
by Meyercord
That seems like quite an oversight. Isn't it likely that users would need to restore a file folder and might need to search the catalog to determine the available restore points?

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Mar 10, 2015 8:44 pm
by Gostev
Hi, this is certainly somewhat likely, so this has been tracked as a feature request for the future releases, and will be eventually delivered based on priorities and available resources in the corresponding dev team. Note that until the last month, we've only had a single request for this feature in 6 years since we've introduced guest file system search, which basically determined the priority of the initial feature request by OP. Thanks!

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Aug 10, 2015 10:21 pm
by larimerE
Where do I post feature requests?
I vote yes on searching for folders.
I am finding the enterprise manager search very klugi. I try to search multiple dates and it is like it times out after so many files are found.
I vote yes search for folder. I vote yes to make it actually useable for a wide range of dates .. remember it is very unlikely users know the real name of their file or when it was deleted.

Re: Search function in Backup Enterprise Manager

Posted: Aug 11, 2015 7:48 am
by dellock6
Hi,
there is no dedicated area for feature request, as the entire forums are monitored by product management, so basically you just asked for a new feature ;)

Thanks,
Luca

[MERGED] Search for folders in Enterprise Manager feature

Posted: Aug 03, 2016 8:02 am
by cschmidt
Hi there,

I noticed that it is only possible to search for files in the Enterprise Manager of Veeam backup & Replication.
Last week I had to restore a folder that someone deleted accidentially in the past. The date when the folder was deleted was not clear, so I could not jump on a certain backup and just restore the folder from that particular backup.
Instead I had to search manually in a couple of backups and luckily I faound the last backup when the folder was there very quick.

However, this feature would be very helpful in the Enterprise Manager.
Sometimes it is only a file that needs to be restored, sometimes a whole VM. But also sometimes a folder needs to be retrieved and this is very hard with Veeam Enterprise Manger until now.

Thanks,
Christof