#1 2020-06-24 07:53:50

Pas98
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Scheduled Backups

Hi,

I have a question. How can I add scheduled backups?
I've read that I need to add a cron job in

vi /install-dir/xsi-dir/conf/root-crontab

But what exactly do I have to enter there for the scheduled backups?
The backup should start every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 am.
Could you help me with that because I don't really know how to do that.

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#2 2020-06-24 09:00:08

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Re: Scheduled Backups

Any cron like schedule:

30 02 * * * /scratch/XSI/XSIBackup-Pro/jobs/001

Then update the general root crontab by running

./xsibackup --update-cron

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#3 2020-06-25 07:36:55

Pas98
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Re: Scheduled Backups

Is that for the free edition of XSI too?
Or did I need change something?

My installation-dir is:

/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir/

And my Backup Point is:

/vmfs/volumes/Backup/

Thank you for your help!

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#4 2020-06-28 12:55:49

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Re: Scheduled Backups

Yes, that is for the Free edition too.
What do installation dir and backup point have to do with the crontab?

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#5 2020-07-03 08:34:36

Pas98
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Re: Scheduled Backups

Oh I dont know thought u need it or something.

I tried what you described there but it didnt worked.

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#6 2020-08-06 13:58:33

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Re: Scheduled Backups

Our excuses, there was atypo in our previous response, the right sintax to use is

30 02 * * * /scratch/XSI/XSIBackup-Pro/jobs/001

In any case you are suppoused to know how a Linux/Unix crontab works,

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