# BEMCMD script examples wanted. - Veritas Backup Exec

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# Thread: BEMCMD script examples wanted.

1. ## BEMCMD script examples wanted.

Hi All,

I'm fairly new to backup exec and have discovered that there are certain
things that I can't get the GUI mode of backup exec to do for me. If you
looked at one of my previous posts concerning the Pre Command execution then
you know why I'm back.

If anyone has some examples of a script file for the command line applet,
I'd really appreciate being able to take a peek at them to help me set up my
system.

We have a Dell PowerVault 120T with a DLT autoloader. I have set up a batch
file that the system scheduler runs. This file performs shutdowns of
software and does datastore backups on the system and then calls bemcmd. I
have been able to get it to work using a single 20gb tape drive but I'm not
sure how it will handle the autoloader. I'd like to have it do full backups
once a week and differentials daily.

So...if anyone is using the command line applet in conjunction with an

Thanx

2. ## Re: BEMCMD script examples wanted.

I'm not sure whether this will help much, it's a fairly simple script (as
are all my scripts).

Called with bemcmd -o90 -f"E:\be\jobscripts\MyServer.full".

Cheers,

Roger

P.S. The part that frustrates me is that if you submit a job with a date or
time in the past, it runs immediately, rather than waiting until the next
scheduled time. (i.e. If I create a job that is scheduled to run on
Saturdays, and submit it with no date or last Saturdays date, it will run
immediately. This is a real pain in the backside, as I have to make sure
the date is correct in each and every script when I resubmit them...)

//begin script
//see chapter 14 of the BackupExec Manual for more detail.

[General]

JOB_TYPE=Backup
JOB_NAME=MyServer - Full
// Name of Backup Server NOT the server to be backed up...
SERVER=Lazarus

[Backup_Options]

BK_SET_NAME=Weekly Full
BK_METHOD=0
IMAGE_BACKUP=NO
DEVICE_NAME=QUALSTAR 1 [0001..0010]
USE_OPEN_FILE_OPTION=NO
OPEN_FILES_METHOD=0
OVERWRITE_JOB=YES

[Media_Options]

MEDIA_SET=Rotation - Full
APPEND_NO_OVERWRITE=NO
VERIFY=NO
COMPRESSION_TYPE=0
CHECKSUM=YES

[Miscellaneous]

//PRE_JOB_COMMAND=
//POST_JOB_COMMAND=

[Schedule]

// *NOTE* DATE=mm/dd/yy format
DATE=03/02/02
TIME=02:20
DAYS=SAT
RUN_IMMEDIATE=NO

[Selections]

PATH1=\\MyServer\C$\*.* INCLUDE1=YES SUBDIRS1=YES PATH2=\\MyServer\D$\*.*
INCLUDE2=YES
SUBDIRS2=YES

PATH3=\\MyServer\F$\*.* INCLUDE3=YES SUBDIRS3=YES PATH4=\\MyServer\System?State\*.* INCLUDE4=YES SUBDIRS4=YES //end script 3. ## Re: BEMCMD script examples wanted. I sent in that request because I couldn't get mine to work...lo and behold...it started working when I replaced the tape. Apparently, I had a bad tape that the drive wasn't seeing as bad and I sure didn't think they could be bad since I removed the cellophane wrappers from them before putting them in the drive. Thanks for taking the time to respond. "Roger Jardine" wrote in message news:3cbda24b@hronntp01.... > I'm not sure whether this will help much, it's a fairly simple script (as > are all my scripts). > > Called with bemcmd -o90 -f"E:\be\jobscripts\MyServer.full". > > Cheers, > > Roger > > P.S. The part that frustrates me is that if you submit a job with a date or > time in the past, it runs immediately, rather than waiting until the next > scheduled time. (i.e. If I create a job that is scheduled to run on > Saturdays, and submit it with no date or last Saturdays date, it will run > immediately. This is a real pain in the backside, as I have to make sure > the date is correct in each and every script when I resubmit them...) > > //begin script > //see chapter 14 of the BackupExec Manual for more detail. > > [General] > > JOB_TYPE=Backup > JOB_NAME=MyServer - Full > // Name of Backup Server NOT the server to be backed up... > SERVER=Lazarus > > [Backup_Options] > > BK_SET_NAME=Weekly Full > BK_METHOD=0 > IMAGE_BACKUP=NO > DEVICE_NAME=QUALSTAR 1 [0001..0010] > USE_OPEN_FILE_OPTION=NO > OPEN_FILES_METHOD=0 > OVERWRITE_JOB=YES > > > [Media_Options] > > MEDIA_SET=Rotation - Full > APPEND_NO_OVERWRITE=NO > VERIFY=NO > COMPRESSION_TYPE=0 > CHECKSUM=YES > > [Miscellaneous] > > //PRE_JOB_COMMAND= > //POST_JOB_COMMAND= > > [Schedule] > > // *NOTE* DATE=mm/dd/yy format > DATE=03/02/02 > TIME=02:20 > DAYS=SAT > RUN_IMMEDIATE=NO > > [Selections] > > PATH1=\\MyServer\C$\*.*
> INCLUDE1=YES
> SUBDIRS1=YES
>
> PATH2=\\MyServer\D$\*.* > INCLUDE2=YES > SUBDIRS2=YES > > PATH3=\\MyServer\F$\*.*
> INCLUDE3=YES
> SUBDIRS3=YES
>
> PATH4=\\MyServer\System?State\*.*
> INCLUDE4=YES
> SUBDIRS4=YES
>
> //end script
>
>
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