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Feature Request - Email settings

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I am new to running replication and we are now running them all day long.

Lots of emails being generated at the completion of each job.

I was thinking, what would be nice is to receive only a daily executive type summary of all the jobs

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Maybe a setting to be emailed only when there is a failure of a job.

Just my .02, love the product.
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Hi Tom,

Thank you for the feedback, but you already have an option to choose job status that you would like to receive email notifications for. Just navigate to Tools -> Options -> Email settings in the backup console and then select email notification policy you need.

Hope this helps!
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A daily summary is only available in the Enterprise version with Backup Enterprise Manager installed. The other options like Vitaliy said is available in your B&R console under Options.

The daily report looks like this then:

Summary of last sessions for all jobs:
0 Errors, 6 Warnings, 158 Successes

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I never knew about the daily summary email notification...thanks for that!
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homerjnick wrote:I never knew about the daily summary email notification...thanks for that!
You will find it in Backup Enterprise Manager under Configuration Tab --> Notifications :-)
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Cokovic wrote: You will find it in Backup Enterprise Manager under Configuration Tab --> Notifications :-)
Yup I found it...and configured it this morning thanks!!!!
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I have a replication job that runs every 2 hours. I want to just receive failure alerts on this particular job. I set up daily notifications in Enterprise Manager. Is there a way to still receive daily notifications and just failure notifications on one (or more) jobs? I can enable notifications within the replication job itself but it doesn't let me choose what type of notification.

Or is there a way to accomplish that without using Enterprise Manager. I was using the global email notification setting before and really liked the details in the job summary email but can;t figure out if I can get granular on the email notifications. Enterprise Manager just gives a generic success/completed email.
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Not possible today. Also, how will you know the job is actually running, if you don't get successes sent to you? If backup server shuts down for example, you won't even know your job is still running.
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Daveyd wrote:I have a replication job that runs every 2 hours. I want to just receive failure alerts on this particular job. I set up daily notifications in Enterprise Manager. Is there a way to still receive daily notifications and just failure notifications on one (or more) jobs? I can enable notifications within the replication job itself but it doesn't let me choose what type of notification.
I would love to see this functionality as well and without Enterprise Manager.
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Gostev wrote:Not possible today. Also, how will you know the job is actually running, if you don't get successes sent to you? If backup server shuts down for example, you won't even know your job is still running.
We would have to rely on the daily report to see if there were sucessful runs in that particular job.

It's a Catch 22 I think and we do not want to get numb to a considerable amount of emails coming in from jobs. If we add numerous replication jobs that say replicate every 2 hours, I can see how we could potentially be hit with vast amounts of emails throughout the day.

We do have other mechanisms of monitoring the Veeam server itself (Veeam ONE :) ) as well as any services on the Veeam server(s) (Solarwinds APM)
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Daveyd wrote:It's a Catch 22 I think and we do not want to get numb to a considerable amount of emails coming in from jobs.
it would be nice if the "important" message flag was activated for job reports containing errors. They would be readily visible and could be acted on programmatically in email clients. this would provide at-a-glance knowledge of which jobs are running fine and which need attention
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So how about it Gostev? Can't we just get the options for Notify on Success, warning and failure at the job level too??
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Sure. Eventually, we will have all the features that people need! :D
It's all about available resources and priorities, as usual...
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Gostev wrote:Sure. Eventually, we will have all the features that people need! :D
It's all about available resources and priorities, as usual...
Come one, it's always as simple as Next, Next, Finish :mrgreen:
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[MERGED] Job Summary email notifications

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I was wondering if there is a way to get one email a day summarizing all the jobs that ran for the day instead of getting a hundred emails a day for each job. I am on the warpath against self inflicted spam. If there is not a way to do this currently can this please be added as a new feature. I'm sure people would greatly appreciate this option.
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Hello Nicholas,

Yes, it is possible to receive an email notification with summary information for all jobs at once, you should be using Backup Enterprise Manager for that.

See our User Guide for further details > http://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_enter ... ger_pg.pdf (page 27)

P.S. on a side note, if you're using Veeam ONE for monitoring your backup infrastructure, then you can schedule backup job status report on daily basis. This report as well as other backup reports will be available in v7.

Thank you!
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