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karim karim_1
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list scheduled backups - command line

Hi,

I was hoping someone can tell how I can list scheduled backups using the command line. I need to know what backups are scheduled for the next year and put the information to Excel.

Thanks.
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Alex Glennie
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

2 commands spring to mind omnirpt and omnistat ....

I beleive omnirpt only works up to current date and time but reading the omnistat man page I see a -Until date which may prove useful ?
Mark Vollmers
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

Hi-

If the backups are scheduled and run automatically (whether setup through SAM or script), you should be able to see the schedule through cron. Type "crontab -l" to show the listing. The listing goes by column: minute hour day of month month day of week command. So, for example, an entry of 30 15 * * 1-5 myscript would run myscript at 3:30 in the afternoon Monday through Friday, every month, regardless of the day. Hope this helps.

Mark
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Robin Wakefield
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

I'm pretty sure "-until" only looks at historical data, not scheduled. You'll probably have to write an external script, based on what you know the entered schedule to be.

Robin.
Andreas Voss
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

Hi,

if you mean Omniback you can do it like this.

omnirpt -report lookup_sch -schedule 189 -tab | grep -v '^#' |tr "\t" ";" | sort -t\; -k4n >schedule.csv

This will list all backup schedules from today to 31. December 2001 into the file schedules.csv

Regards
karim karim_1
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

I guess I should have been more clear - I am using omniback.

The omnirpt command would be very useful if I can get it to work. Andreas - I tried what you put on your last posting and received an error message that the parameter string is too long (12:1610) and that there was an error generating the report. Any suggestions??
John Poff
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

Hello,

I do it this way to see them for the next 24 hours:

omnirpt -report lookup_sch -schedule 1

So do it for the next year, you should be able to do:

omnirpt -report lookup_sch -schedule 365

Hmm. I tried that last one and I get the same error. With some trial and error, the highest value that works on my system is 108 days. Weird. Smells like a bug to me.

JP

Ravi_8
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

Hi,
scheduling can only be done using either 'cron' or 'at'
never give up
karim karim_1
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Re: list scheduled backups - command line

Thanks everyone.