Pre/Post Process

Use the Pre/Post Process tab to add, modify or view Pre/Post processes for the selected subclient or Replication Set. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent or enabler for which the information is being displayed.

Pre Backup/Scan/Migrate/Archive/Copy/Snap/Recovery Point process

Displays the name/path of the process that you want to run before the respective phase. You can use this space to enter a process that will execute before this phase on the subclient or Replication Set, or you can use the Browse button to search for and select the name/path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name/path, provided they begin with an opening quotation mark and end with a closing quotation mark.

If you are using the Linux File System iDataAgent to back up VMware virtual machines, you must create a PreBackup process script that will allow the system to create the required REDO files. See "Create Pre/Post Backup Process Scripts to Back up VMware Virtual Machines Using the Linux File System iDataAgent" in Books Online for step-by-step instructions.

Post Backup/Scan/Migrate/Archive/Copy/Snap/Recovery Point process

Displays the name/path of the process that you want to run after the respective phase. You can use this space to enter a process that will execute after this phase on the subclient or Replication Set, or you can use the Browse button to search for and select the name/path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name/path, provided they begin with an opening quotation mark and end with a closing quotation mark.

If you are using the Linux File System iDataAgent to back up VMware virtual machines, you must create a PostBackup process script that will allow the system to post data back to the virtual machines. See "Create Pre/Post Backup Process Scripts to Back up VMware Virtual Machines Using the Linux File System iDataAgent" in Books Online for step-by-step instructions.

On Source

Specifies whether the PreSnap/PostSnap process will execute on the source computer.

On Proxy

Specifies whether the PreSnap/PostSnap process will execute on the proxy computer.

Run Post Backup/Scan/Migrate/Archive/Copy/Snap Process for all attempts

Specifies whether this process will execute for all attempts to run the phase. Selecting this option will execute the specified process for all attempts to run the phase, including situations where the job phase is interrupted, suspended, or fails. Otherwise, when the checkbox is cleared the specified process will only execute for successful, killed, or failed jobs.

On Primary Host/Backup Host/MediaAgent

Specifies the location of the batch file or shell script that you want to execute after a phase, either on the Primary Host (production server), Backup Host or MediaAgent.

Run As / User Account

Displays either the Local System Account, or for added security, another account as having permission to run these commands.

SharePoint Server iDataAgent:

Even if the Local System Account is selected as the account to run the Pre/Post processes, the account that actually will be used is the SharePoint Administrator Account for the site in which the SharePoint Server resides. This account was configured during installation and can be changed in Agent Properties.

 

Change

Click to add or modify the account that has permission to run these commands.

Browse

Click to search for and select the Pre/Post Process.