Making sure all VM's are backed up?

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Making sure all VM's are backed up?

Veeam Logoby maverick964_uk » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:21 pm

I am using Veeam 7 and we have approx 650 VMs in our estate.
I want to try and run some reports which can help me identify if all VM's are being backed up.

Vcenter can show me how many VM's but its difficult to get this out of Veeam.

Does any one have any good methods to extract this data?

thanks :)
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Re: Making sure all VM's are backed up?

Veeam Logoby chrisdearden » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:07 pm 2 people like this post

have you looked at Veeam ONE ? the protected VM's report is designed just for this.
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Re: Making sure all VM's are backed up?

Veeam Logoby maverick964_uk » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:22 pm

unfortunately we dont have Veeam ONE and I doubt we'd get it either.
What can be done based on the veeam B&R we have now? Powershell script?

At the moment all I can do is look at the restore interface which shows VM count per backup. Its not ideal and would be good to have a much better way of doing it...

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Re: Making sure all VM's are backed up?

Veeam Logoby frankehni » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:14 pm

I use the note for this Problem.
In the Job Definition -> Storage -> Advanced -> Notifications -> Set successful backup datails to this VM Attribute "Notes"

After the job, you can see the jobname, the date time of the last backup in the virtual machines overview in vCenter Client.
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Re: Making sure all VM's are backed up?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:40 pm

Hey, Mike,

Have you already seen this topic? There are some script examples; might be helpful for you.

Thanks.
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Re: Making sure all VM's are backed up?

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:09 pm

Uh, that script bring me back memories.
It will be interesting to see if it still works as of today with latest Veeam and vSphere versions :)
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Re: Making sure all VM's are backed up?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:58 pm

I don't think that there have been dramatic changes in regards to PowerCLI or Veeam PS snap-in commands. So, most likely, everything still works as is.

Even if it's not the case, it would not be that hard to update the existing version, so that, it follows current situation.

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