Scheduling options for powershell and vb scripts


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GlennChambers
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I asked this question via email already but I thought I would put it here as well. If this is out of place then please remove.

I absolutely love the new scheduling options in v6 and have been playing around with them. I have a question, when I create a schedule for my backup definition I can choose from a template or create my own backup schedule which is great but if I generate a vbscript or powershell file I cannot inherit that backup schedule or choose the same schedule I created for the definition. It would be handy so that when you have generated the powershell file and then select 'Schedule the file to run automatically' that you get the same schedule configuration window that you get when creating or editing the schedule for the backup definition file.

Answer from Nick was as follows.

"You've hit on a weakness with the scripting and scheduling options in Reflect. Unfortunately, scripts and XML files are scheduled independently, and the new backup plan templates include 'Retention' rules that are only available in the XML. The solution is to 're-wire' the scripting logic so that scripts are called by the XML def. That way you only need to schedule the XML not the scripts. This functionality was originally going to be included in the initial v6 release but has now been re-scheduled for v6.1. v6.1 will be a Free upgrade for all v6 users."

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I was going to post a similar question, then I found this thread, so let's bump it. 
It would be nice if we could schedule scripts with plans like for regular XML backups, and the script could inherit the referenced backup's schedule, as an option.

Moreover, seems to me that the "Run a program at the start/end" feature does not work when the script is run as a scheduled task.



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