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More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by pshute » Jan 26, 2017 10:37 pm

The only variables available for email notification subject lines are %JobResult%, %JobName%, %VmCount%, %Issues% and %Time%. It would also be useful to be able to see whether the job was a full backup, incremental, etc. Currently, the only clue about this is in the heading of the table in the message body. If it's a full backup, it says "(Full)" after the job name. If it's an incremental, it doesn't add anything after the job name.

Is there any way to get it to add the job type to the subject line, or even the body?

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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Mike Resseler » Jan 27, 2017 6:36 am 1 person likes this post

Peter,

As far as I know this is not possible in the subject line. We might consider to look at it and see if we can add a variable for it depending on the time we have. How would you exactly see this? Just add the word to the subject (such as Full / Incremental / Synthetic Full / ...).

Let us know
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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by oliverL » Jun 28, 2018 11:34 am 1 person likes this post

Hey there, i gonna pull out this old topic because we actually would like to atleast have the Veeam-Server in the Subject line. Unfortunately Windows Variables like %COMPUTERNAME% aren't parsed from Veeam :(

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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Mike Resseler » Jun 28, 2018 5:37 pm 1 person likes this post

Hey Oliver, thanks for the feedback.

I will pass this to the right person

Many thanks
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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by oliverL » Jun 29, 2018 8:52 am

Hey Mike,

many thx! :-)
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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Sylvala » Oct 23, 2018 8:06 pm

Add a varibale saying when it is a tape job GFS if it is Weekly, monthly, etc.
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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 25, 2018 4:27 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Sylvala,

First: welcome to the forums
Second: Not sure what you mean. So in the subject line, you would like to see whether the tape job is a weekly, monthly or something. So something along the lines like %jobname% %GFS%? Which could lead, as an example, to: TapeJob01 Weekly
Is my understanding correct?

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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by jason. » Nov 07, 2018 10:55 pm

%TapeName% would let people know which tape to remove. ;)

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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Sylvala » Nov 24, 2018 2:58 am

Thank Mike,
That exactly that. Because with the e-mail notification I known wich tape to get but I dont known from what gfs repository il is coming from. Monthly tape, week tape, etc. I havé to go se the log in the console for that information.
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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Dima P. » Nov 27, 2018 1:08 pm

Hi Sylvala.

Email reports for tape jobs should contain the list of used tape media (you should see those in the report table under details). Will that work for you? Thanks!

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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Sylvala » Dec 03, 2018 4:16 pm

Hi Mike,

Not really. Just when I look a the statistic that I could see if it is for Weekly, Monthly, etc. For the report nothing in it said that. The only thing I see :

2 décembre 2018 00:00:07
Success 9 Start time 00:00:07 Total size 4,4 TB Tape library: HP MSL G3 Series 7.10 (PIMBACK2)
Used tapes: AYS261L7 [AYS261L7]

Warning 0 End time 13:47:04 Data read 4,4 TB
Error 0 Duration 13:46:56 Transferred 4,4 TB
Details
Name Status Start time End time Size Read Transferred Duration Details
Backup Job 1Preprod SHP Success 00:00:11 01:29:47 140,5 GB 140,5 GB 140,5 GB 1:29:35 Synthetic full
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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Dima P. » Dec 04, 2018 6:49 pm

Alain,

From this email report you can get a name (barcode) of the media that was used during this specific job run (and export it if needed), but I got your point. Thanks for sharing, I'll discuss your request with the team. Cheers!

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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by ScottGao » Jan 02, 2019 2:39 am

oliverL wrote:
Jun 28, 2018 11:34 am
Hey there, i gonna pull out this old topic because we actually would like to atleast have the Veeam-Server in the Subject line. Unfortunately Windows Variables like %COMPUTERNAME% aren't parsed from Veeam :(
It's so sad that confirm this suggest had not implement in version 9.5
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95

As an IT services company, we manage many Veeam backup server.
Once we get fail log, we need to seek in many server.

Now my solution is add host name to subject as constant.

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Re: More variables in email notification subject lines

Post by Dima P. » Jan 02, 2019 10:58 am

Hello and welcome to the community ScottGao!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I've already noted the improvement request for next versions. Any other email notification variables you would like to see in our product? Cheers!

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