Use PowerShell to randomly stagger Veeam backup schedules

In previous posts “Randomize your Veeam backups via PowerShell” and “Fixing Veeam Backup v8 Periodic Scheduling” I discussed the unwanted and unexpected changes Veeam Backup and Replication 8 made to is Periodic Scheduling. In summary, Periodic Schedules could no longer exceed a 24-hour period (e.g. you could no longer configure jobs to run every 30 […]

Fixing Veeam Backup v8 Periodic Scheduling

Two weeks ago, I upgraded my employer’s Veeam Backup and Replication infrastructure from Version 7 to Version 8 with Update 1. Most aspects of the upgrade went well, and Veeam BR is still a good product. That said, some recent changes to the scheduling components introduced some challenges. Backup Schedule Options When you create backup […]

Randomize your Veeam backups via PowerShell

I’m about to write about randomly staggering your Veeam backups, which is abnormal. Most backup administrators want each and every backup to occur exactly at the same time on the same day. There are several good reasons to have predictable backups. Backups are scheduled to occur after hours when systems are less busy Backups are […]