TrueImageTerminal.exe rocks!

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  1. MPerk

    MPerk Registered Member

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    I've just discovered the true beauty of TrueImage: TrueImageTerminal.exe!

    After trying some earlier versions of TrueImage I always found it a bit bloated with at least 3 processes running steadily in the Background, etc. The power was there, but I like my systems as lean as possible.

    Now I'm working for a company which uses Enterprise Edition v8 and there I stumbled upon
    TrueImageTerminal.exe. I fiddled a bit and in the end came up with pretty simple batch scripts which call some predefined TI scripts to backup partitions to our Allnet NAS. Those batch scripts are scheduled with the native MS Task scheduler, so no need for the Acronis Scheduler or TrueImageMonitor.exe anymore. For some obscure reason TrueImageTerminal always autostarts "schedul2.exe" / "schedhlp.exe", but I took care of that by killing these processes (with pskill from Sysinternals) everytime at the end of the batch script.

    This scenario is working perfect now for about two weeks without any Acronis background processes running in between the scheduled backup jobs.

    Here's some code for anyone interested:

    Acronis Backup script for Partition C: (DRIVEC.TIS)
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <batch>
    	<version>
    		2.0
    	</version>
    	<display>
    		Backup Drive C: 
    	</display>
    	<description>
    		Backup Drive C:
    	</description>
    	<stage>
    		<description>
    		Backup Drive C:
    		</description>
    		<backup>
    			<archive>
    				<file>
    					\\NETCENTER\Backup\drive_c.tib
    				</file>
    			</archive>
    			<source letter="C" />
    			<options backup_acronis_svc="false" compression="normal" />
    		</backup>
    	</stage>
    </batch>
    CMD Batch script to be executed by MS Task Scheduler (CBACK.CMD)
    Code:
    :: set environment to local
    SETLOCAL
    
    :: change to current dir
    CD %~dp0
    
    :: TrueImageTerminal executes a predefined backup script in a CMD Window
    start /wait %~dp0TrueImageTerminal /execute:%~dp0DRIVEC.TIS
    
    :: crude error checking logfile created via %errorlevel% of "TrueImageTerminal.exe"
    set ERROR_LEVEL=%errorlevel%
    if not "%ERROR_LEVEL%"=="0" (
        echo %DATE% >> %~dp0backup.log
        echo %TIME% >> %~dp0backup.log
        echo "Backup failed!" >> %~dp0backup.log
        goto end
    )
        echo %DATE% >> %~dp0backup.log
        echo %TIME% >> %~dp0backup.log
        echo "Backup successful!" >> %~dp0backup.log
    
    :end
    :: unset local environment 
    ENDLOCAL
    
    :: kill Arconis Scheduler processes
    pskill schedul2.exe
    pskill schedhlp.exe
    exit
    So thanks Acronis for a great program - even if it took me a while to discover it's true power ;) .
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello MPerk,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Remote Server Backup Software.

    We are really glad to hear that you are satisfied with the work of Acronis software.

    We will certainly do our best in order to provide you with the good and reliable software in the future as well.

    Thank you.
    --
    Aleksandr Isakov
     
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