#1 2020-03-02 08:16:26

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Explanation of parameter --exec is missing in man page

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 https://33hops.com/xsibackup-help-man-page.html

Last edited by Int (2020-03-02 08:23:45)

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#2 2020-03-04 10:18:39

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Re: Explanation of parameter --exec is missing in man page

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.

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#3 2020-03-04 15:32:25

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Re: Explanation of parameter --exec is missing in man page

Thank you for the clarification

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#4 2020-03-22 09:06:31

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Re: Explanation of parameter --exec is missing in man page

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.

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#5 2020-03-24 14:05:37

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Re: Explanation of parameter --exec is missing in man page

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.

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#6 2020-03-30 09:54:00

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Re: Explanation of parameter --exec is missing in man page

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.

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#7 2020-03-30 10:00:17

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Re: Explanation of parameter --exec is missing in man page

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.

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