Last updated on Sunday 18th of December 2022 12:08:36 PM
©XSIBackup-DC custom e-mail report with variables
How to use variables to compose your own report subject
Up until v. 220.127.116.11 the e-mail report could be set manually or left as default. This would not allow to collect the main facts about the job with a quick glance, except the main status: error | success status.
Many people asked us to allow using variables to compose the subject, so that they could have a preliminary view on the job outcome without the need to open the e-mail report.
We have taken the chance to enable this feature in branch 1.6. Since 18.104.22.168 ©XSIBackup supports the use of the following pseudo variables in the --subject argument value in the job:
%source%: source argument value as set in the job.
%errnum%: number of detected errors.
%hostname%: this variable is replaced by the configured hostname. It is the same value that appears in the header of the e-mail report.
%jobid%: this is the session Id of the job being run.
--subject="%hostname% | %source% | %jobid% (%errnum%)"The subject above composed with the available variables would produce an e-mail subject like the one below.
You can combine all those variables in any way you want to produce subjects that can be read at a glance.