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SureBackup - Application Group behavior


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If the answer is obvious and I don’t see it: sorry for my question!

In a large customer setup, SureBackup is managed by script (cusomized: https://www.virtualtothecore.com/can-test-1000-vms-veeam-surebackup/). So VMs are dynamically added by a Application Group. For a long time, we put just one VM into the group. SureBackup jobs failed when this VM failed - most often because of timeout. Now we increased to two VMs per run. Now I see job is skipping second VM when first VM fails.

 

My question: Is this a designed behavior with Application Groups? Did not find the answer in the helpcenter.

 

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Best answer by regnor 4 March 2021, 19:57

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Thanks all for the insight. For sure AG is one of the fragile components of Veeam. 

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Reading the documentation it's really not so clear … I've found some topics in the forum about this: https://forums.veeam.com/post249051.html?hilit=Application%20group%20fails#p249051

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https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/application_group.html?ver=110
 

Whilst the wording could be clearer it is implied here. Though I believe this should be expanded on to clarify this! As a Linked Job has a dependency on the application group it makes sense that if a test fails for an application group VM your job would fail.

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Hi @vNote42 Yes it is; as soon as a test fails the whole application groups stops.

Thanks for the fast response! Do you maybe have a link to documentation?

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Hi @vNote42 Yes it is; as soon as a test fails the whole application groups stops.

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