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Pre and Post Processes - Online Help

Pre/Post Process

Use the Pre/Post Process tab to add, modify, or view Pre/Post processes for the selected subclient.

PreScan process (Not available for all agents)

Displays the name and path of the PreScan process to run before the scan. Use this field for the subclient to enter a PreScan process that executes before the scan, or use the Browse button to search for and select the name and path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name and path, provided the string begins with an opening quotation mark and ends with a closing quotation mark.

PostScan process (Not available for all agents)

Displays the name and path of the PostScan process to run after the scan. Use this field for the subclient to enter a PostScan process that executes after the scan, or use the Browse button to search for and select the name and path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name and path, provided the string begins with an opening quotation mark and ends with a closing quotation mark.

Run Post Scan Process for all attempts (Not available for all agents)

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

Pre Backup process

Displays the name and path of the backup process to run before the respective phase. Use this field for the subclient to enter a path for the backup process that will execute before this phase, or use the Browse button to search for and select the name and path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name and path, provided the string begins with an opening quotation mark and ends with a closing quotation mark.

If you are using the Linux File System iDataAgent to back up 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 Virtual Machines Using the Linux File System iDataAgent for instructions.

Post Backup process

Displays the name and path of the backup process to run after the respective phase. Use this field for the subclient to enter a path for the backup process that will execute after this phase, or use the Browse button to search for and select the name and path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name and path, provided the string begins with an opening quotation mark and ends with a closing quotation mark.

If you are using the Linux File System iDataAgent to back up 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 Virtual Machines Using the Linux File System iDataAgent for instructions.

Run Post Backup Process for all attempts

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

PreSnap Process

Displays the name and path of the PreSnap process to run before the hardware snapshot. Use this field for the subclient to enter a PreSnap that executes before the hardware snapshot, or use the Browse button to search for and select the name and path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name and path, provided the string begins with an opening quotation mark and ends with a closing quotation mark.

PostSnap Process

Displays the name and path of the PostSnap process to run after the hardware snapshot. Use this field for the subclient to enter a PostSnap that executes after the hardware snapshot, or use the Browse button to search for and select the name and path of the process. The system allows the use of spaces in the name and path, provided the string begins with an opening quotation mark and ends with a closing quotation mark.

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 As/User Account

Displays the user account used to run the pre/post processes.

Notes:

  • On UNIX clients, this option is not supported for PreSnap Process and PostSnap Process; the root user account will be used for these processes.
  • On UNIX clients, this option is not supported for Database Agents.
  • For the SharePoint Server agent, 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.