Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

VMware specific discussions

Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:24 am

Hi!
We have some VMs in a backup job, but we want to do SureBackup verification not for all VMs in this job.
Is it possible?
RumataRus
Enthusiast
 
Posts: 78
Liked: never
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:30 am
Full Name: Dmitry Prokudin

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:43 am

Hi Dmitry,

Yes, it is possible, but in order to do this you have to use Application groups only (no need to link a backup job). Just add corresponding VMs from a backup to the application group VM pool and specify roles you want to verify in the SureBackup job.

Thanks!
Vitaliy S.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 19539
Liked: 1097 times
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 am
Full Name: Vitaliy Safarov

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:50 am

Thank you!
RumataRus
Enthusiast
 
Posts: 78
Liked: never
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:30 am
Full Name: Dmitry Prokudin

Excluding certain VMs from linked backup job in SureBackup?

Veeam Logoby zoltank » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:46 pm

Is there a way to exclude specific VMs in a linked backup job in SureBackup from being booted and checked? In other words, I don't want to have SureBackup check all the VMs in a linked backup job.
zoltank
Expert
 
Posts: 210
Liked: 29 times
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:01 pm

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby zoltank » Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:47 pm

I'd like to revisit this since it's an issue again.

The problem with adding them to the Application Group is all VMs in the Application Group are started together. If you're checking a larger backup (containing 20+ VMs) there simply aren't enough resources to do that. Also, it's the larger backups where you might need to exclude a VM from SureBackup processing.
zoltank
Expert
 
Posts: 210
Liked: 29 times
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:01 pm

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:08 pm

As a workaround, I would also suggest creating multiple Application Groups to balance the load on your vPower NFS server.
Vitaliy S.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 19539
Liked: 1097 times
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 am
Full Name: Vitaliy Safarov

[MERGED] SureBackup

Veeam Logoby flavor4real » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:16 pm

I understand that a SureBackup Job is linked to a Veeam Backup Job which typically holds more than one VM. How could I select only to verify one specific VM out of a Veeam backup job?
flavor4real
Expert
 
Posts: 205
Liked: 5 times
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:57 pm
Full Name: DS

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby lobo519 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:38 pm

If I use an application group, aren't I going to have to add every new VM to the application group?? That's not very efficient and easy to forget. It would be great if there was an exclude option just like you can change the verification settings per VM if needed.
lobo519
Expert
 
Posts: 292
Liked: 34 times
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:37 pm

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:45 pm

Yes, every new VM should be added manually to the application group. Thanks for the feedback anyway!
Vitaliy S.
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 19539
Liked: 1097 times
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 am
Full Name: Vitaliy Safarov

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby tsightler » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:44 pm

I understand what you are saying, but it's not currently possible. For now you could have two backup jobs, one for those that get verified, and one for those that don't, then link the Surebackup only to the job with the VMs that should be verified. Sure, that requires some manual administration too, but you'd have to manually exclude VMs anyway.
tsightler
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 4767
Liked: 1737 times
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:57 pm
Full Name: Tom Sightler

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby lobo519 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:47 pm

That sounds a bit more elegant..Thanks for the suggestion!

This wouldn't be necessary if I can figure this out.. veeam-backup-replication-f2/surebackup-linux-vm-excluded-disk-t20457.html
lobo519
Expert
 
Posts: 292
Liked: 34 times
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:37 pm

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby v.tom » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:10 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

I have waited for this feature a long time, and I assumed it would be in v9.
But there is still no elegant way to exclude a VM from a SureBackup job which is linked to a job.

Using a application group just isn't flexible enough.

Designing backup jobs is hard enough without having to think about which VM's you want to verify with SureBackup and which one not.
In my opinion you have to design jobs on retention, schedule and dedup primarily.
Verification of VM's shouldn't be part of the job design.
VMCE certified
v.tom
Influencer
 
Posts: 22
Liked: 2 times
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 2:28 pm
Full Name: Tom

[MERGED] Feature Request App Group Advanced Options Exclusio

Veeam Logoby crackocain » Wed May 11, 2016 8:41 am

Hi

In SureBackup linked jobs settings have simutaneously VM limitation. This is good because I'm configuring application group only contains domain controller. Then linked another VM's EXC or etc. And i set simultaneously limit is 1. So Surebackup always Domain controller Up and another VM's opening and closing one by one. This is perfect because minimal effect on production host and backup storage.

But if all vm's in the same backup job i cannot use linkjob because there is no options. And i can not use exclusions. I can not select one or more VM. All VM's must be adding automatically. This is bad.

Did you consider add this feature?
EMC, IBM Storage Specialist - VMCEv9 - Dosbil - Turkey
crackocain
Veeam ProPartner
 
Posts: 62
Liked: 7 times
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:20 pm
Location: Turkey
Full Name: Mehmet Istanbullu

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed May 11, 2016 3:26 pm

Mehmet, please see above for the tips on how you can achieve that.
foggy
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 14716
Liked: 1075 times
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:22 am
Full Name: Alexander Fogelson

Re: Is it possible to exclude VM(s) from SureBackup job?

Veeam Logoby crackocain » Sat May 21, 2016 8:28 am

Yeah but its not the same. Because if one app group vm can not start then all application group vms gone failed.

So i test 150 vm in a one application group?! And all 150 vm must be opened at surebackup cycle. Small organizations like 5-10 vm's use app group is useable.

Splitting backup jobs is the option but i dont like that because we are adding the vcenter backup job at the top. So if new vm created automatically backup.
EMC, IBM Storage Specialist - VMCEv9 - Dosbil - Turkey
crackocain
Veeam ProPartner
 
Posts: 62
Liked: 7 times
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:20 pm
Location: Turkey
Full Name: Mehmet Istanbullu

Next

Return to VMware vSphere



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests