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Parameter --exec=yes is used in the job examples in https://33hops.com/xsibackup-composing- … -jobs.html
but I found no explanation what the parameter is doing.
It is not mentioned on the man page (c)XSIBackup Classic Man Page
Last edited by Int (2020-03-02 08:23:45)
It's a way to force remote execution which was deprecated but is still present in some older posts. You don't need to use it unless explicitly stated by support.
Thank you for the clarification
Since you said the parameter --exec=yes is deprecated I removed it from my backup jobs.
But the job does not work with XSIBACKUP-PRO 11.2.19 when the parameter is missing. It just fails silently without any output.
So I added the parameter --exec=yes and the jobs are working again.
The GUI might add it where needed, it's a deprecated argument to users, but don't delete it if the GUI puts it there.
I didn't use the GUI. I created the jobs myself in a text editor from the examples on your homepage quite a while ago.
Since --exec was in the examples I used it in my jobs as well.
After I updated to the latest XSIBACKUP-PRO I went through the documentation and my jobs to be sure I am still using the correct options.
The parameter --exec was not in the man page so I asked about it.
Since you said the parameter --exec=yes is deprecated I removed it from my backup jobs but it seems that it isn't deprecated because without the parameter the jobs don't run.
You should update your man page accordingly.
You haven't even provided the job, so we are discussing about somehting we haven't even previously set. If you run remote commands with --host, that argument can still be helpful, not may people do, so we try to offer general advice here.
Please, note this thread corresponds to an old software edition - (c)XSIBackup Classic - which has been deprecated. Use our latest software edition: (c)XSIBackup-DC and refer to its manual to backup your (c)ESXi VMs as of 2021