True Image Commands ?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by hemmi1, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. hemmi1

    hemmi1 Registered Member

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    I looked in the help file, and cannot find what commands are available pre and post archive creation. The dropdown list boxes are empty.

    Where are these documented ?

    Thanks , and I'm sorry if this is a duplicate, but did a search of the forum first.
     
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    Hello hemmi1,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    In the pre\post commands fields of the backup archive creation options you can specify commands or batch files to be automatically executed before and after the backup procedure. You can use any commands supported by Windows command line interface or enter a path to the batch file written in terms of standard Windows scripting rules. Please take a look at this Microsoft Article for details.

    Thank you.
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    MKairys Registered Member

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    The dropdown list boxes are empty

    There are no pre-defined commands. The things that look like dropdown lists, for commands and arguments, are actually just text boxes; I don' t know why they have arrows at the end; you don't even get a history of entries you have made yourself.

    To Acronis Support: Please note this UI design is confusing and should be changed.

    BTW the User Guide is an oft-overlooked source of information; in this case it says:

    4.3.3 Pre/post commands

    You can specify commands or batch files to be automatically executed before and after the backup procedure.

    For example, you may want to start/stop certain Windows processes. Or check your data for viruses before starting backup. Then enter commands or batch file names into the appropriate fields or select the batch files using the right browsing button.
     
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    hemmi1 Registered Member

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    Thanks very much ! Now it seems obvious, though it sure didn't yesterday :)
     
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