Wake on Lan from client side


is it possible to send a magic packet from the client to the server if the client needs to be backed up?
My server is mostly in standby, so it would be nice if the client can wake it up.

Currently not and it would be difficult to add, because the backups are initiated by the server.

Does the client know when the last backup was made? If yes, wouldn’t it be possible to calculate the next backup date and execute a *.bat if the calculated date plus an additional day matches the current date? So the server can awake and initiate the backup.

And one additional question: How can I check if the urbackup_srv is doing a backup and prevent the server from shutting down?

Yes would be possible, I’ve created an issue for it: https://urbackup.atlassian.net/browse/UC-7
Don’t know when I’ll get to it.

Autoshutdown server: http://www.urbackup.org/Administration_Manual.php#x1-320007.1.9