[Quicktip] Enterprise Manager v11 shows latest file version only


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I hope, this post safes you the time I spent to figure this out.

Normally I do not install Veeam Enterprise Manager (EM) unless there is a use case - like indexed file search. With it, EM can search a index - created at backup time. So no mount of restore-points is necessary to find files in backups. For more information see here:

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/em/understanding_search.html?ver=110

According to my knowledge, index search is able to lists all file-versions in selected time range. For this you have to filter your search:

Problem

In multiple VBR v11 + EM environments I had the situation that index search results shows just latest file version in result. I spent some time to troubleshoot, ask colleagues, recherche. Finally I get an answer in R&D forum:

https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/search-not-behaving-like-i-would-expect-t72642.html

Short answer

  • Indexed search should show all file versions.
  • This feature is broken in v11 and will be fixed.

 


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Great spot :)

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Thanks, this is very helpful.

This issue would have hit me in two weeks, then we are upgrading this one customer environment where we are using this function :sunglasses:

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Thanks, this is very helpful.

This issue would have hit me in two weeks, then we are upgrading this one customer environment where we are using this function :sunglasses:

So you are well prepared! 

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@vNote42 , thx for sharing, will save me time indeed!

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thx for sharing

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Amazing, Thanks for sharing.

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