Scheduling a backup for dynamically created VMs

I am working on backing up VMs automatically as they are provisioned. I am using Operations Orchestration and the command line to manage data protector. My problem is that, for each machine I want to back up, I need a datalist and a schedule. I can create a datalist with the omnicreatedl command, but I cannot find a command to create a new schedule.

 

In order to remedy this, I was going to create a text file with the secudule specifications and attempt to remotely place it in the correct folder, but manual attempts are inconsistent and I have read that it doesn't work.

 

Is there a way to create schedules using the command line?

Can you point multiple backups and datalists to the same schedule?

Can you consistently get Data Protector to recognize a text file it did not create?

  • Is there a way to create schedules using the command line?

    No.  On a UNIX based systems, you can run the backup from the 'cron' using the 'omnib' command.  I am not aware of a corresponding function on Windows

     

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    Can you point multiple backups and datalists to the same schedule?

    No... After a backup specification is created, or as it is being screate, you schedule it inside the GUI.  This creates an ASCII file using the same unique filename as the Backup specification but in a different folder

     

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    Can you consistently get Data Protector to recognize a text file it did not create?

    Most of the time, no... you can write pre-and post-exec scripts, and edit the Mount script, or the Notification scripts, but that is about the end if it

  • Hi,

     

    You can schedule tasks on Windows too using Task Scheduler.

     

    I think you can create backup specification and schedule from GUI and create a script that will:

    * for each VM copy the two files with new name

    * modify the backup specification to point ot the VM

     

    The question is how to tell DP to recognize your new schedule file. If it doesn§t work you can use Task Scheduler or cron to run the backup from command line.

     

    Kind regards, Jan