Pre-Job Command on a Windows Server - Veritas Backup Exec

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  1. Pre-Job Command on a Windows Server

    A customer is running BackupExec 9.1.1152 on NetWare 6.5SP2. I'm trying to
    get a backup job to execute a command on a remote Windows 2000 server.
    Basically, I need to execute a command line command that pauses a 3rd party
    mail server so that the mailboxes and databases can be backed up.

    So far, I have set the BackupExec Agent service on the Windows server to
    allow interaction with the desktop and added the file path to the search
    path. In BackupExec, I have tried the following two commands, but neither
    seems to work.
    1 - fcutil /pause
    2 - cmd /c fcutil /pause

    Does anyone have any insight or ideas? Should the entire command be in
    quotes? Is this even possible, considering its BE for NetWare? Any help
    would be appreciated.

    Al MacKinnon
    amackinnon@intellimark-it.com



  2. Re: Pre-Job Command on a Windows Server

    Al
    > So far, I have set the BackupExec Agent service on the Windows server to
    > allow interaction with the desktop and added the file path to the search
    > path. In BackupExec, I have tried the following two commands, but neither
    > seems to work.
    > 1 - fcutil /pause
    > 2 - cmd /c fcutil /pause


    It is indeed possible because the pre & post commands always run on the
    target server. Rather than having a command in the pre/post entries, I'd
    create a batch file on the M$ boxes that contains the commands you want
    to run. Then put the path to the batch file in the pre/post command
    line.

    Michael
    --
    "If it jams, force it. If it breaks, you probably
    needed a new one anyway"

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    Great idea - I'll try that. Thanks for the response

    Al

    "Michael" wrote in message
    news:MPG.1c50f89014507f79989730@news.support.verit as.com...
    > Al
    >> So far, I have set the BackupExec Agent service on the Windows server to
    >> allow interaction with the desktop and added the file path to the search
    >> path. In BackupExec, I have tried the following two commands, but
    >> neither
    >> seems to work.
    >> 1 - fcutil /pause
    >> 2 - cmd /c fcutil /pause

    >
    > It is indeed possible because the pre & post commands always run on the
    > target server. Rather than having a command in the pre/post entries, I'd
    > create a batch file on the M$ boxes that contains the commands you want
    > to run. Then put the path to the batch file in the pre/post command
    > line.
    >
    > Michael
    > --
    > "If it jams, force it. If it breaks, you probably
    > needed a new one anyway"
    >
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  4. Re: Pre-Job Command on a Windows Server

    Al
    > Great idea - I'll try that. Thanks for the response


    No problem - post back if you have any more problems

    Michael
    --
    "If it jams, force it. If it breaks, you probably
    needed a new one anyway"

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  5. Re: Pre-Job Command on a Windows Server

    Like Michael says...

    However, I have one particular Windows box here that for some reason
    just doesn't want to cooperate. Sometimes it will execute the pre/post
    commands, but usually it won't. I gave up and instead schedule with
    the Windows Task Scheduler to coincide with when backup starts and
    stops. Not as clean, and you have a trust that the backup job will end
    at an expected time, but it's got me over the issue.

    Anyway, should you have a similar problem, there's the workaround.

    -Barry.


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