by ohuetz » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:25 am people like this post
yesterday I had to restore the Veeam-Backupserver. I did a fresh install and restored the configuration. The last message during the restore was to wait for some tasks to finish before reactivating the Backupjobs. In the Job-History under "System" I can see two tasks - "Shell run" and "Infrastructure rescan" - they started yesterday at 20:00 and were still working this morning. I had to restart the server due to another issue and these two jobs started again. Can anybody tell me what these jobs are doing and if it´s normal to run so long?
by Vitaliy S. » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:35 am people like this post
Infrastructure rescan indeed happens automatically, and depending on the infrastructure size can take some time. Can you please tell us how many VMs you're backing up/replicating with this installation?
by ohuetz » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:53 am people like this post
OK, so I see it´s no "real" problem. I never looked into this section and had the last message in my mind.
The Infrastructure ist quite small, only two hosts with around 12 VM beeing backed up. Additionally there are about 15 Endpoint Backups running. I noticed, that the "Infrastructure rescan" changed to "failed" after the reboot.
by vmff » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:47 pm people like this post
What is it doing specifically? And what happens if you ignore the direction to leave all backup jobs disabled until it finishes? What would be at risk? Driven by the discovery that it takes a really long time to complete.
by Vitaliy S. » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:13 am people like this post
This jobs rescans all your existing backups/replicated VMs to detect the list of all restore points available. In addition to this, this job scans whether all backup components are available and can be used by backup/replication jobs.
You can start your backup jobs. This task happens on daily basis and does not affect existing backup jobs unless there are some issues with backup components (proxy, repository servers), which is not the case in your situation, right?