8596: Acronis Backup & Recovery 10: Automatic System Shutdown or Logoff after Backup or Recovery

Make the system shut down or log off automatically using pre/post commands

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server for Windows (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Small Business Server Edition
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Workstation
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Workstation (Standalone)
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server - Virtual Edition

Introduction

You can make the system automatically shut down or log off after the backup or recovery task completes.

Solution

  1. Create a batch file with the following contents:
    • To shut down the machine - shutdown -s
    • To log off the system - logoff

  2. When you create a backup or recovery task in Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, click Backup options or Recovery options:

    Backup

    Recovery

  3. In the Options window, select Pre/post commands and set the batch files to be executed before or after the backup/restore:

    Backup

    Recovery

    For example

    Backup

    To make sure all applications are closed before the backup, set the logoff batch file:

    To make the system shut down after the backup, set the shutdown batch file:

    Backup

    To make the system shut down after the recovery:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (!) Clicking Test command will execute the command, i.e. the system will shut down or log off.

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