Pre and Post Backup Scripts

There may be times when you wish to run scripts both pre and post backup* with this configured on a device by device basis when logged into the Backup Manager on the device itself.

As a security precaution script management is not available when logged into the Backup Manager from the Dashboard.

Add a Script

  1. Log on to the device
  2. Click the Backup Manger icon on the desktop (where available) or go to Start > All Programs > Backup & Recovery Backup Manager
  3. Go to the Scripts tab
  4. Add or Add Script
  5. Enter the descriptive Name the script will appear under in the pre and post backup drop-downs in the Schedule tab
  6. Where authorization is required to run the script the required credentials can be entered as User and Password
  7. Enter the Timeout period the script waits before execution before or after the schedule may be entered in seconds
  8. Enable Fail session/backup on error to fail session where errors are encountered as only applies to pre-backup scripts
  9. Enter the script in the window on the left and to ensure the script runs as expected click Test
  10. Once satisfied click Save to apply.


Associate a Script with a Backup Job

  1. Navigate to Preferences in the Backup Manager
  2. Go to Schedule
  3. Edit the current schedule and select the Pre-backup or Post-backup scripts (if required)
  4. Click Add schedule
    1. Provide an identifiable Name (if required)
    2. Select the Pre-backup or Post-backup scripts (if required)
    3. Choose the Time and Days for the backup to run on
    4. Select the Backup Data sources (for example Files and folders, Network Shares, Exchange stores etc.)
  5. Save once complete to apply


Remove a Script

Where a script is no longer required it can be removed from within the Backup Manager. The script must first be disassociated from any schedule it is currently in use under.

  1. Navigate to Preferences in the Backup Manager
  2. Go to Schedule
  3. For each Schedule, untick the Pre-backup or Post-Backup check box the script applies to
  4. Save once complete to apply
  5. Go to Scripts (under Preferences)
  6. Highlight the script(s)
  7. Remove
  8. If the script is still associated with a schedule an error message is displayed

* Backup & Recovery scripts are completely separate to other available scripting functionality.

The option to run scripts is not available for workstations or laptops using Backup & Recovery Documents.

Please note that although we have provided the mechanism to run your own scripts on your servers and workstations. We are not responsible for custom scripts made or used in conjunction with this product. We are not liable for loss incurred from system, hardware or data loss. It is the customer/developers responsibility to verify the integrity, actions and impact of any custom scripts.