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[MERGED] Post Job Batch File

Post by chad156 » Jun 26, 2013 3:08 pm

I have a nightly backup job that runs. I have added a post job script to simply run a batch file.
The batch file runs psexec and call becmd on another physical server with BE and a tape drive.
If I run the batch file from the Veeam server, it works no problem.
If I add the batch file to the post job scripting and schedule to run every night, I get no results.

I tried support, but they cannot help with post job scripting.

Can someone point me in the proper direction to get the post job script to run? Bat files not supported and needs done with powershell? Anything along those lines?

Any help is appreciated.

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-Chad

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Jun 26, 2013 3:28 pm

Chad, you've been merged into existing discussion regarding your issue. Please kindly review the suggested solutions and feel free to ask any additional questions, should they arise. Thanks.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by chad156 » Jun 26, 2013 3:33 pm

Thanks for the merge...so reading back thru, looks like there is no solution to this issue. The only thing ive found is "this should be addressed in v7"

Thats correct?

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Jun 26, 2013 3:50 pm

Actually, not. Most likely the issue is in Veeam Backup service account credentials used to run the script or in using mapped drives in the script. Could you please check if one of these is the case?

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by chad156 » Jun 26, 2013 4:14 pm

The veeam service account is the same domain account i'm using to log in and run the bat file manually with. I ran it in task scheduler no problem, it runs just fine. There are no mapped drives in the script.

Its a simple bat file, it just wont launch at the end of the job.

psexec \\servername -u sameusername -p samepassword "c:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\bemcmd.exe" -o1 -jVeeamToTape

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by chad156 » Jun 26, 2013 4:18 pm

hmmm....staring at that, let me try something else.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by chad156 » Jun 26, 2013 5:40 pm

Not sure i've made any headway, its set for tonight, i'll post back my results.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by chad156 » Jun 28, 2013 1:24 am

So I changed it to not run daily, that doesn't seem to work, but to the first option after every cycle....now its running the backup exec job after the completion of every server!?! So one job, that has 9 servers, is kicking off the backup job after every server. I thought it was to run at job completion?

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by veremin » Jun 28, 2013 9:20 am

Yep, definitely it’s not something expected, since it’s a “job run” that is understood by a “backup cycle”. So, I'd suggest you to open a ticket with our support team and let them investigate it directly.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by chad156 » Jun 28, 2013 10:01 am

Round and round....I started there, I never bring anything to forum with going thru support first. They said go to the forum, forum says go to support.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by veremin » Jun 28, 2013 10:06 am

Please, be aware that the team behind this community isn’t the one responsible for log investigation, etc., and cannot assist you effectively with specific technical issues via forum correspondence. Actually, we have it in our forum rules that can be seen while creating New Topic.

And if you’re not satisfied with a help given by a support representative, you can always ask to escalate your case.

Thanks.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Jun 28, 2013 10:09 am

Chad, what is your case number then? I really doubt that support could send you to the forums to resolve a technical issue. What they probably told you is that they cannot write and troubleshoot scripts, but that is not the case with your particular issue, where the script is not even started. This kind of technical issues should be addressed to support and get resolved there. We always encourage customers to contact support directly if they have some kind of a technical issue.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by chad156 » Jun 28, 2013 6:27 pm

Doubt all you want, yes they did. I never had an issue with the script it was with the day vrs cycle of running the script. I've learned to never start a tech nically issuein the forum. I always start with support.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Jul 01, 2013 10:20 am

Then I encourage you to escalate the case to get proper assistance.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by Tijz » Oct 31, 2013 8:47 am 1 person likes this post

I had the same issue. Or at least, I had an issue where my script as configured in post job activity wouldn't start.

Luckily in my case I got it working. In my case it had to do with the "start in" directory. One would expect the script to be run from the directory it's located in. But it's NOT! I used relative paths in my script, that's why it didn't work. When I changed all my paths to absolute paths, it did work.

So even to test if the script run, I added a line like "echo hello!? > log.txt"
But there was no file log.txt being created. At least, NOT in the directory where I expected it (the same dir as the script).

It took me some time because Veeam GUI does not mention the running of post job scripts at all. I would expect there to be a mention in the job log (in the GUI). So at first it seemed that the script was just not called by Veeam.
But when I looked into the joblogs themselves (in C:\programdata\veeam), I saw that the script WAS actually called.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Oct 31, 2013 9:08 am

Mattijs, thanks for sharing. This also could be the reason of the script launch failure.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by feelgood » Nov 13, 2013 9:28 am

I had a very similar situation as those described above: Wrote a batch to copy the files to another local folder after backup periodically.
The batch runs and produces a .log-file when started manually, but not as a "post job activity" "run on selected days only".
I created a local Admin-Account under which all Veeam-Services run. Batch did not run.
I didn't use mapped drives, only absolute paths to local internal hard drives on the machine.

BUT: It runs when I click "Run every " "1" backup cycle. So: this looks like an issue to me (Veeam Version 7.0.0.690 ForumAdmins: feel free to remove this posting if you decide to fix it).

Workaround for me: I want to copy the vbk-file on weekends to a second location, so I put the date identification into the batch file and let it launch every 1 backup cycle.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Dec 10, 2013 2:42 pm

Michael, sorry for the late reply, but were you able to nail this down? Is there a chance that the script did not run in case of the "Run on selected days only" option selected just because it had already run before on the same day (when the second option was selected)? What I mean here is that if the script was already launched once during the day, it would not be run again with the "Run on selected days only" option (i.e. it runs only once on the specified day, regardless of how many times the job is started).

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by friadent » Feb 24, 2014 2:51 pm

I have a similar problem: I have reconfigured a Backup Job to run a post Job activity on Saturdays. The Job started on Friday and Ends on Saturday. The post command did not run. I found this in the logfile:
[22.02.2014 20:42:07] <01> Info Running post job command
[22.02.2014 20:42:07] <01> Info Skip custom command execution. Job run 0 of 0.

This was the first and only run of this Job on this day. Why is the command execution skipped?

I have tested the command with a test Job and it is working once on the selected day, so it isn't an account issue.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Feb 24, 2014 3:03 pm

friadent wrote:I have a similar problem: I have reconfigured a Backup Job to run a post Job activity on Saturdays. The Job started on Friday and Ends on Saturday.
Select Friday instead of Saturday in the script schedule. The job start time is taken into account when checking whether the script should run.

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[MERGED] Post Job Command - start day or end day?

Post by namiko78 » Mar 14, 2014 6:24 pm

I am setting up post job commands, to only run on certain days. Some of my jobs span into the next day. What should i be setting, the day the job starts or the day it actually ends?
maybe a silly question but i don't want to wait until the jobs don't work properly to find out :)

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Mar 14, 2014 9:10 pm

Steven, please see my last reply above.

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Re: [MERGED] Post Job Command - start day or end day?

Post by veremin » Mar 15, 2014 9:39 am

Also, you add auditorial part to the begining of the post-job script. This part will check what current day is, and perform or won't perform further commands accordingly. Thanks.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by markinsocal » Jul 21, 2014 6:30 pm

This thread is old but I had the issue where it appeared the script wasn't running. I did everything mentioned in this thread. The very last thing I did was put the full path to robocopy.exe in my batch file, and use UNC path (\\myserver\myshare) in the robocopy command, instead of mapped drive letters. FYI: the logs are in c:\programdata\JobName. I wish these were accessible through GUI.

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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 21, 2014 7:51 pm

Hi Mark, thanks for sharing. As to the logs, then they are accessible via GUI, to launch job collection wizard, select Help > Support Information from the main menu.

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[MERGED] Post script on selected days

Post by andreasaster » Aug 20, 2015 2:59 pm

Hi,

I did not find somting about in the help. When I select to run a post script on selected days, which time count for calculating the selected day? The start time of the job or the time, the script gets executed?
I would launch a script only on the thursday backup, but sometimes the backup finishes a few minutes before midnight, sometimes a few minutes after.

Thanks
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Re: Post Job Activity (script) not launching

Post by foggy » Aug 20, 2015 3:06 pm 1 person likes this post

Andreas, post job command is launched based on the job start date. Thanks.

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