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Hi,

 

I just discovered Mozy through the 7.6 update. I'm looking for a way to force Mozy to do an immediate backup as one of the Retrospect's scheduled scripts, but haven't found it. Here's the backup policy I'm looking to implement:

 

- Wake up the retro host and client computers.

- Run a duplicate of a client's select files onto the host running Retrospect.

- Run a Mozy backup of those duplicated files and some others on the Retro host.

- Run a fuill backup of the host & client to an external hard drive.

- Put the host & client into hibernate when done.

 

I'm looking for a way to run the Mozy backup immediatlely after the client duplicate. Currently I'm doing something like this with a retroeventhandler.bat script that starts up a remote backup via the command line (using my old remote backup provider), so if there's a way to have mozy start a backup via command line, that could work. But ideally it'd be great to have the Mozy schedule integrated into Retrospect's scheduling.

 

If anyone has suggestions on how to get this to work, it'd be very appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Rob

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Sorry, we have not yet integrated the backup schedules. Right now Retrospect can just launch Mozy. Future integration will happen. We have already implemented some more advanced integration with the Iomega version of Express HD 2.5

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Thanks for the info; I'll look forward to better scheduling integration in the future.

 

In the meantime, is there a way to do a Mozy immediate backup from the command line? Something along the lines of:

 

"C:\Program File\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe" /backup

 

Interstingly, running the above appears to run the Mozy backup right away...maybe I stumbled on the correct option. It's be nice to get a full listing of all command line options, if available.

 

Thanks,

 

Rob

 

 

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In the meantime, is there a way to do a Mozy immediate backup from the command line?

 

You will need to ask Mozy support.

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Can Retrospect actually launch Mozy or do I have to interactively click a link with my mouse? If so, can Retrospect be set to launch Mozy at a time when no backups are running?

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Retrospect does not offer Mozy control at this time. The Mozy option in Retrospect will launch the Mozy UI when you click it. That is all.

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Rob - Our situations are a little different, but maybe this will help...

 

1) At 12:15 I synchronize selected folders on the host and client computers, using Microsoft's free SynchToy 2.0 and Task Scheduler (10 min)

 

2) At 1:00 Retrospect backs up the host computer (30 min)

 

3) At 3:00 Retrospect backs up the client computer (60 min)

 

4) At 5:00 MozyHome backs up specified data files on the host computer (60 min)

 

While it might be nice to be able to schedule everything with a single script, once you learn how long each procedure takes it's not a problem scheduling them individually. Good luck. - Dave

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Great info here - pieced together from the different posts and a little manual dredging :)

 

1) Use SyncToy to get things into place

2) Backup with Retrospect

3) Use the External Script and Windows Script Host to

4) Run Mozy from the command line

 

Presto!

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drick - SyncToy and Mozy only move and backup the data that's been changed since the previous synchronization/backup. If you have 1 TB of data and perform a daily synch and Mozy backup, it's probable that only a tiny fraction of that would have changed in the last 24 hours. - Dave

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that is what i was hoping you would say.

 

now i just need to go find an extra TB or 2 of storage sitting around, build a VM and get this running!

 

THANKS! :)

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