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VM Maintenance need exclusion from backup job

Post by mlaviola » Oct 04, 2016 3:47 pm


New to Veeam, but have a situation that I am sure someone else has run into. We have some VMs that are undergoing application upgrades that are in a backup job along with several other VMs. The VMs that are undergoing Application upgrades must have their backups disabled for the duration of the upgrade. The upgrade duration is at the application administrator discretion, as these are development VMs. Is there a way to stop a single VM which resides in a job with multiple other VMs from being backed-up for a specific period of time, while still allowing the other VMs not undergoing application maintenance in that same job to still be backed-up? What is the best way to accomplish this. Further - can the application owner (who has full access to VMWare) perform this exclusion. Not sure if there is a 'note' that can be set, such as "NO BACKUP" and Veeam will pick this up and not back up the VM. Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

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Re: VM Maintenance need exclusion from backup job

Post by foggy » Oct 04, 2016 3:52 pm

The easiest way would be to temporarily add the affected VM into exclusions at the Virtual Machines step of the job settings.

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