Create Backup Plans (CLI 2.0)

As of Backup 4.0 for Linux, a new command line interface (CLI 2.0 or CLI V2)is introduced. CLI 2.0 is a separate command line interface solution that has the enhanced functionality that covers the new backup format requirements.

Note that all actions and settings in the new backup format are supported in the CLI V2 only

Create File Backup Plan Using CLI V2 (new and current backup formats)

To create a new backup plan, use the plan create_backup file command.

./cbbV2 plan create_backup file --format nbf --name “Plan Name" --account “Account Name” --source “Source” --confirm

This chapter covers the following topics:

Create Backup Plan Command Examples

Create Backup Plan in the New Backup Format

The most common use-case: create a backup plan in the new backup format, specify the plan name, storage account and source.

* ./cbbV2 plan create_backup file --format nbf --name “My first plan Name" --account “My storage account” --source “/home/usr/me/backup/” --confirm
* ./cbbV2 plan create_backup file -n “Plan Name” -ac “Account Name" -s “Source” --confirm 

View the example of creating a scheduled backup plan.

./cbbV2 plan create_backup --name "plan65" -a "test14" -f "nbf" -s "/home/jmisth/tmp" --schedule "true" --use-recurring-option "true" --frequency-value "Monthly" --occurrence-type-value "1" --occurrence-repeat-every "23.09.2022" -c

Create Backup Plan in the current backup format

View the command examples to create backup plans in the currenty backup format:

./cbbV2 plan create_backup file --format cbf --name “Plan Name" --account “Account Name” --source “Source” --confirm
./cbbV2 plan create_backup file --format cbf --name “Plan Name" --account “Account Name” --source “Source” --confirm
./cbbV2 plan create_backup file --name “Plan Name” --account “Account Name" --source “Source” --confirm 

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Run Backup Plan

View the command examples to execute backup plans:

* ./cbbV2 plan start -n “Plan Name”. This command runs the plan named "Plan name"
* ./cbbV2 plan start –name “Plan Name”. This command runs the plan named "Plan name"
* ./cbbV2 plan start -n “Plan Name” -f. This command runs full backup of the plan named "Plan name"
* ./cbbV2 plan start –name “Plan Name” -f. This command runs full backup of the plan named "Plan name"
* ./cbbV2 plan start -n “Plan Name” --force-full. This command runs full backup of the plan named "Plan name"
* ./cbbV2 plan start –name “Plan Name” --force-full. This command runs full backup of the plan named "Plan name"
* ./cbbV2 plan start –id “Plan ID”. This command runs the backup plan with the "Plan ID" instead of a plan name

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Stop Backup Plan

View the command examples to stop running backup plans:

./cbbV2 plan stop -n “Plan Name”
./cbbV2 plan stop –name “Plan Name”
./cbbV2 plan stop –id “Plan ID”

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Command Parameters

--format

This parameter sets the backup format of backup plan and is mandatory.

Parameter syntax:

  • --format
  • -f

Possible values:

  • nbf
  • cbf (default value)

--name

This parameter sets the backup plan name and is mandatory.

Parameter syntax:

  • --name
  • -n

Possible values:

  • None. Default value is: Backup and the date of the backup plan creation

--id

This parameter sets the backup plan ID.

Parameter syntax:

  • --id
  • -i

--account

This parameters sets the storage account name (or account ID) and is mandatory.

Parameter syntax:

  • --account
  • -a

Possible values:

  • Existing storage accounts

--storage-class

Sets the storage class for AWS S3 or Azure storage accounts.

Amazon:

  • Standard
  • StandardIA
  • OneZoneIA
  • Glacier
  • Intelligent
  • DeepArchive

Azure:

  • hot
  • cool
  • archive

Amazon:

  • Standart

Azure:

  • hot

--sse

Sets the server-side encryption. This parameter can be applied to Amazon S3 storage accounts only.

Possible values:-

  • true
  • false (default)

--transfer-acceleration

Enables or disables the Amazon S3 transfer acceleration

Posssible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--sync

Executes synchronization with the plan storage account before the plan execution.

Possible values:

  • on
  • off (default)

--source

Specifies the backup soucre. This parameter can be used multiple times in one command.

--exclude

Exclude files and folders from backup plan, repeatable param

--hidden

Enables system and hidden file backup.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--saveconfig

Saves the backup pkan configuration to the backup storage. This enable the restore of the backup plan configuration. This paremeter can be applied to backup plans in the current backup format only.

Possible values:

  • true (default)
  • false

--block-level

Enables the block-level backup.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--compression

Enables compression.

Possible values:

  • true (default)
  • false

For free editions compression is always disabled.

--encryption

Enables encryption.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

For free editions encryption is always disabled.

--encryption-algorithm

Sets the encryption algorithm. This paremeter is used with the --encryption parameter and "true" value.

Possible values:

  • aes-128
  • aes-192
  • aes-256 (default)

--encryption-password

Sets the encryption password.

--encryption-hint

Sets the hint for encryption password. This parameter is used with the --encryption-password "true".

--empty

Enables/disables empty directories backup.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--file-mask-type

Sets the behavior for files excluded from backup by mask. This parameter is used with the --file-mask parameter.

Possible values:

  • skip
  • backup
  • all

--file-mask

--skip-folders

Excludes specified directories from backup plan.

Examples: abc*; xyz*

--retention-policy

Sets the retention policy mode.

Possible values:

  • Default (default)
  • Custom

--delete-version-older

Enables ‘Delete version older than’ option. This parameter is used with --delete-version-older-type and--delete-version-older-age
--delete-version-older-type. Additionally, the custom retention policy must be set. The parameter is not compatible with the new backup format.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

Month Week Day

Sets the period type for the delete version older than parameter. This parameter is used with --delete-version-older and --delete-version-older-age parameters. Possible values: Month, Week, Day

--delete-version-older-age

Sets the period length for the delete version older than parameter. This parameter must be used with --delete-version-older and --delete-version-older-type parameters.

Example:

--delete-version-older-type Week  --delete-version-older-age 2

--nbf-retention-policy

Enables retention policy in plans in the new backup format.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--keep-backup-type

Sets the period type for retention policy. This parameter is used with --nbf-retention-policy.

Possible values:

  • Year
  • Month
  • Week
  • Day.

Example:

--nbf-retention-policy “true” --keep-backup-type “Week”

--keep-backup-number

Sets the period for retention policy. This parameter is used with --nbf-retention-policy and --keep-backup-type parameters.

Possible values: 1-999.

Example:

--nbf-retention-policy “true” --keep-backup-type “Month” --keep-backup-number “8”

--delete-date-type

Sets the period type for retention policy to count. This parameter is used with --delete-version-older parameter. Applies to the current backup format.

Possible values:

  • backup-date
  • modified-date (default)

--keep-last-version

Enables/disables keeping the last file version on backup storage. Applies to the current backup format only

--keep-version

Enables keeping the specified number of file versions kept on backup storage. This parameter cannot be applied to plans in the new backup format. The value must be an integer

--keep-version-number

Sets the numbers of file versions kept on backup storage. The value must be an integer and >0. This parameter cannot be applied to plans in the new backup format.

--delete-locally

Enables the delete locally deleted files option.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--delete-locally-delay

Sets delay for locally deleted files delay. Example: –delete-locally-delay 4 sets the 4-day delay of deleting files in backup storage that were deleted locally.

--run-missed-option

Executes the plan if it was missed for some reason as the computer boots up.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--schedule

Enables schedule for the plan.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--specific-date-option

Runs the plan on a specific date. Applies to the current backup format only.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--specific-date-value

Runs the plan on specific date and time. Applies to the current backup format only.

Example: --specific-date-value “14.04.2022 14:05”

--stop-auto-option

Enables plan stopping if it runs more than specified period.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--stop-auto-hours-value

Sets the value in hours for the --stop-auto-option.

Value range: 0-99.

Example: --stop-auto-option “true” --stop-auto-hours value “6”

--stop-auto-minutes-value

Sets the value in minutes for the --stop-auto-option.

Value range: 0-59.

Example: --stop-auto-option “true” --stop-auto-hours value “5” --stop-auto-minutes-value “45”

--use-recurring-option

Enables recurring schedule usage. Applies to the current backup format only.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--frequency-value

Sets the frequency value for recurring schedule. Applies to the current backup format only.

Possible values:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly

--occurs-at-option

Enables/disables the backup plan execution at specific time. This parameter is used with the --frequency-value set “Daily”.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false

--occurs-at-value

Sets the date and time of the backup plan execution. This parameter is used with the --frequency-value set “Daily” and the --occurs-at-option set “true”

--occurs-every-option

Enables or disables the occurs every option in the schedule. This parameter is used with schedule frequency set as daily.

Possible values:

  • on
  • off

--occurs-every-value

Sets the time in minutes for the --occurs-every-option parameter. This parameter is used with schedule frequency set as daily.

Possible values: integer, value range 1-60.

--occurs-every-from

Sets the start date and time the occurs every option is enabled.

Example: --occurs-every-from “11:30”

--occurs-every-to

Sets the date and time the ‘occurs every’ option is enabled until.

Example: --occurs-every-to “23:00”

--week-day-numbers

Sets the day of the week the backup plan is executed. Possible values, integer, range 1-7. This parameter is used with the --frequency-value=Weekly parameter.

--occurrence-type-value

Sets the value for occurrence parameter.

Possible values: >= 0

--occurrence-day

Sets days of the week the backup plan is executed.

Possible values: range 1 to 7

This parameter is used with the following parameters:

  • --frequency-value=Monthly

--occurrence-every

Set the value for monthly schedule. This parameter is applied with monthly schedule parameters only.

Possible values: range 1 to 12

--occurrence-repeat-every

Sets the date of the backup plan execution.

Example: --occurrence-repeat-every 24.2.2022

--force-stop

Stops the plan execution if it runs longer than the specified period set in hours and minutes.

Possible values: no(default), "hh:mm".

Example: --force-stop “06:30”

--force-stop-full

Stops the full backup execution if it runs longer than the specified period set in hours and minutes. Possible values: no(default), "hh:mm". Example: --force-stop-full “12:00”

--detailed-report

Generates the detailed report of the backup plan execution.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--notification

Sets the receive notification email: when backup fails "errorOnly" (default), in any case "on" or not receive at all "off"

Possible values:

  • on
  • off
  • error-only (default)

--subject

Sets the notification email subject.

Example: --subject “Your backup plan results”

--consistency-check

Configures the full consistency check execution. This parameter can be applied to the new backup format only.

Possible values:

  • true (default)
  • false

--pre-action-enabled

Enables the execution of a pre-backup action.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--pre-action-command

Sets the path to the script.

Example: --pre-action-command "/home/usr/scripts.cleanup.s"

--pre-action-exitonfail

Sets the condition of the pre-backup action. Possible values: true, false. If the value is set as “true”, a backup plan is not executed if a pre-backup action fails. If the value is set “false”, backup plan is executed regardless of the pre-backup action result --post-action-enabled

Possible values:

  • true
  • false (default)

--post-action-command

Sets the path to the script.

Example: --post-action-command "/home/usr/scripts.cleanup.s"

--post-action-runonfail

Sets the condition of the post-backup action.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false

If the value is set as “true”, a post-backup action is not executed if a backup plan fails. If the value is set “false”, post-backup action is executed regardless of the backup plan result.

--full-schedule

Enables the schedule for full backup.

Possible values:

  • on
  • off

--full-stop-auto-option

Enables the automatic backup plan termination of a full backup.

Possible values:

  • on
  • off (default)

--full-stop-auto-hours-value

Sets the threshold period in hours for a full backup plan execution.

Possible values: integer, range 0-24.

--full-stop-auto-minutes-value

Sets the threshold period in minutes for a full backup plan execution.

Possible values: integer, range 0-60.

--full-specific-date-option

Runs the plan on a specific date. Applies to the current backup format only. Possible values: true, false (default)

--full-specific-date-value

Executes a full backup on a specific date and time.

Example: --full-specific-date-value “24.04.2023 12:30”

--use-recurring-option

Enables or disables the recurring schedule.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false *default

--full-frequency-value

Applies to the current backup format only.

Possible values:

  • Daily
  • Weekly
  • Monthly

--full-occurs-at-option

Enables or disables the execution of a full backup on specified moment in time.

Possible values:

  • true
  • false

--full-occurs-at-value

Sets the time of a full backup execution.

Time on “hh:mm” format

--full-occurs-every-option

Sets the 'occurs every' option.

Possible values:

  • on
  • off

--full-occurs-every-value

Sets the value for 'occurs every' option for full backup schedule.

--full-occurs-every-from

Sets the time of starting a full backup.

Possible values: time on “hh:mm” format

--full-occurs-every-to

Sets the time full backup plan is executed until.

Possible values: time on “hh:mm” format

--full-week-day-numbers

Sets the days of a week full backup is executed.

Possible values: numbers of day: 1,2… (1-7)

--full-occurrence-type-value

Sets the full backup

Value >= 0

--full-occurrence-day

Sets the day a full backup is executed on.

Possible values: number of days from 1 to 7

--full-occurrence-every

Sets the date to the monthly schedule of full backup executions.

Possible values: month from 1 to 12

--full-occurrence-repeat-every

Sets the date to the monthly schedule of full backup executions.

Possible values: date in format “dd.MM.yyyy”

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