TIH11, Open a CMD Window with pre/post command

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  1. Wilfried

    Wilfried Registered Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    I want to use a backup task (true image home 11)on a usb drive, which is not switched on all the time.
    I created a backup task for this drive and I need the information/confirmation if it is connected. Therefore I wrote a batch command and put it in the pre command window of the task sheduler. That means, open an cmd-window with information text and use the dos command "pause" to hold the window open for a confirmation to connect the usb drive manuelly.

    echo "Infotext"

    This batch worked fine if I checked it under my Vista account but didn't worked within the task sheduler. Bad result with the check button.
    My expected cmd window is not visible, and the task is hanging.
    (Waiting for the confirmation of the "pause" comman?)

    Thanks for your help in advance
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

    Nov 3, 2006
    TI does not "directly" support interactive commands. I've been working on a program to solve this, but it's still in the early stages. It works, but not all the features are coded (automatic detection, etc.).

    The Command Prompt window is running as a background process and has no access to any other programs, including your "normal" Windows. No windows will show on the screen. This is the same for ANY program you run this way.
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Wilfried,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that, as stated in chapter 5.3.3 "Pre/post commands" of Acronis True Image 11 Home User's Guide:
    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 11 Home in the respective User's Guide.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
    Marat Setdikov
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