Calendar View and Custom Dates for Backup Scheduling
For my Corporate environment where we run Month End on a 5-4-4 schedule, 2012 has been horrific in having to set up these Monthly jobs. Along with the fact of not having multiple servers backing up to one job, which is covered in other posts, we now have to create a separate job for each server for each month so that it will run on the correct date.
In prior versions, I could just click on the correct dates for the job to run and have a whole year set up for all of my jobs in a few hours. So far, it has taken me a few DAYS just to get my Monthly backups scheduled through June. I currently back up about 25 servers, but we are working on a Corporate project that will need to include upgrading hundreds of Backup Exec Environments and delegating them out from a CASO to the Managed Servers. In its current state, performing this project with Backup Exec 2012 is going to be a full time job and take much longer than it would have in previous versions.
If this functionality, the full calendar and being able to use it to both include and exclude dates, could be reinstated, it would be extremely helpful.