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User Guide for VMware vSphere

Stop of Job Sessions

If you have started a job that processes several VMs but the workload appears to be greater than you expected or there is not enough time to finish the job session, you can stop the job execution.

A job session can be stopped in two ways:

  • You can use the Immediately option. In this scenario, Veeam Backup & Replication terminates the job session and does not create a new restore point for VMs that are currently processed.
  • You can use the Gracefully option. In this scenario, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a restore point for the VMs that are currently processed and then terminates the job session.

Immediate Stop of the Job

The Immediately stop option terminates the job session immediately. The job finishes with the following results:

  • VMs that Veeam Backup & Replication has succeeded to process by the time you stop the job will have new restore points.
  • VMs that Veeam Backup & Replication is currently processing and VMs that Veeam Backup & Replication has not started to process will not have new restore points.

When you stop the job session, Veeam Backup & Replication performs the following operations:

  1. If a snapshot for a VM has already been created, Veeam Backup & Replication instructs VMware vSphere to remove the snapshot.
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication terminates all job processes and tasks. The job is finished with the Failed error.

All restore points created with the previous job sessions remain untouched. You can use them for restore operations.

Stop of Job Sessions 

Graceful Stop of the Job

The Gracefully stop option terminates the job session after creating restore points for the VMs that are currently processed. The job finishes with the following results:

  • VMs that Veeam Backup & Replication has succeeded to process and VMs that are currently processed will have new restore points.
  • VMs that Veeam Backup & Replication has not started to process will not have new restore points.

You can use the Gracefully stop option for the following types of jobs:

  • Backup jobs
  • VM copy jobs
  • Replication jobs

You cannot use the Gracefully stop option for following types of jobs:

  • File copy jobs
  • Backup copy jobs
  • Quick migration job (during quick migration, Veeam Backup & Replication processes all VMs in one task)
  • Restore operations (during restore, Veeam Backup & Replication processes all VMs in one task)

VMs added to the job are processed in the order defined in the job settings. Information about the VMs that have already been processed and the VMs that are currently processed is displayed in the job details.

If you click Gracefully before Veeam Backup & Replication starts processing the first VM in the job, the job will be finished with the Failed error. In the job details you will see the message Operation was canceled by user.

Stop of Job Sessions 

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