Scheduling vs. Windows Task manager

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by mixx, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. mixx

    mixx Registered Member

    Jan 8, 2009

    I am new to the application (testing) and would like to add (!) an Acronis Backup Job to my existing Windows Task that wakes my PC at 6am in the morning to do certain administrative stuff.

    I am on Vista and the Windows Task manager of Vista supports several actions in a single task. This is great, as with this capability one can wake the PC from hibernation once, do a number of things in sequence and then let it go back to sleep.

    In order to do this, I'd have to add a command line to run a particular Acronis TI Home 2009 backup task. Can this be done and if yes, how?

    Thanxx, Mixx

    PS: I am confused as I can not see any trace of a task in Windows Task Manager (WTM), after I define a backup task in TI. If I had an entry for the Windows Task Manager, I'd know what the command line is.

    If the WTM is not used by Acronis TI Home 2009, how does it do the regular scheduled backups? Does one have to keep TI running in the system tray?
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  2. MrMorse

    MrMorse Registered Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Acronis runs Services to schedule tasks.
    See your running services and you get them...
  3. shieber

    shieber Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    You can call the task scripts by executing trueimagehimeservice.exe with the /script parameter.

    On an XP computer that would look like this

    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageHomeService.exe" /script: "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Acronis\TrueImageHome\Scripts\89398388-922E-4188-8B0F-8CD12DC4F841.tib.tis"

    Although the name of the tis file is diff for every task file.

    In Vista, I think the script files are buried under the similar User directorty.
  4. The Gold Tooth

    The Gold Tooth Registered Member

    Feb 25, 2008
  5. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello mixx,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    Acronis scheduler won't wake the computer from standby but the Windows embedded scheduler will. Therefore you can use the below instructions in order to execute tasks on schedule on a computer that you need to wake up from standby to run the task.

    Please create a task with Windows Scheduler and call Acronis True Image Service using a command line like below where you fill in the path and filename of appropriate Acronis True Image Script file in place of the [bracketed portion]:

    "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageService.exe" /script:"[drive:path\scriptname.tis]"

    Acronis True Image Script files for scheduled backups are stored in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Applicaton Data\Acronis\TrueImage\Scripts and have the extension "tis". To make sure that the necessary script will be selected you can edit it with Acronis True Image Home 2009 and then identify it by modification date and time stamp.

    Best regards,
    Dmitry Nikolaev
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