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Feature Request: backup job based on vm atributes

Post by iwik » Mar 25, 2015 11:13 am

Hi,

I'm thinking about new feature. I have folder (in vsphere) where are placed windows and linux machines.
Now, when I create backup job to backup this folder (or resource pool), it is dynamic - when new vm is created in this folder, it is automatically backuped (this is great).
I would like to create two backup jobs. Backup job will have option to select vm atributes (eg. os type). Then I can have one backup for windows vms and other job for linux vm, both backuping same folder. And this jobs can have different settings (eg. linux using vmware tools quiesce)

I know in this example it can be handled now by moving to subfolders and creating two backup jobs, but It can be useful to be able backup vms based on some (dynamic?) tags.

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Re: Feature Request: backup job based on vm atributes

Post by veremin » Mar 25, 2015 12:19 pm 2 people like this post

Why not to use vSphere TAGs for achieving that goal?

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Re: Feature Request: backup job based on vm atributes

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 25, 2015 4:46 pm

... and you can use Veeam ONE to automate this process by writing tags to VMs configs via categorization rules.

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Re: Feature Request: backup job based on vm atributes

Post by iwik » Mar 26, 2015 9:09 am

Hmm...I didn't know that I can select vms using tags, it can be solution, thanks!

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Re: Feature Request: backup job based on vm atributes

Post by veremin » Mar 26, 2015 11:31 am

Yes, you can. Backup job settings -> Virtual Machines -> Add Objects -> Tags view (top right). Thanks.

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Re: Feature Request: backup job based on vm atributes

Post by dellock6 » Mar 26, 2015 4:22 pm

And if you want to see more:
http://www.veeam.com/blog/8-gems-in-vee ... -tags.html

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