I think this question hasn’t been asked here yet. Here it is : I want my incremental file backups to stop if they are getting out of the window i specified.
For instance, one of my servers is scheduled like this : 1-7/20-2
It works well, but if the bandwidth shrinks or for whatever reason, it takes more than 6 hours, it keeps going and starts disrupting the production…
Any way to force it to stop when reaching a certain time ?
Get specific command help with UrBackupClient_cmd.exe --help
Start an incremental/full image/file backup
Get current backup status
Browse backups and files/folders in backups
Restore files/folders from backup
Set backup settings
Reset keeping files during incremental backups
Add new directory to backup set
List directories that are being backed up
Remove directory from backup set
Currently there is no comfortable method. I guess we should move it into the feature request category?
If you are able to run a scheduled task on the client, a work-around would be to restart the client service net stop urbackupclientbackend && net start urbackupclientbackend. Another would be to throttle the bandwidth very low outside the window (that would keep the shadow copy, though). One more work-around would be to build e.g. a python script that stops the backup on the server via API.
I think indeed that it could be moved to that category.
Fortunately, i can schedule that task on the client. I could have thought of that myself.
In other words : you saved my day
I think this feature could be very helpful for guys like me who sell online backups to industries.