Step 12. Pre-/Post Actions

Customize actions before and/or after the restore plan run.

Custom Scripts

You can execute custom scripts before or after running the restore plan.

  • To specify the script execution before the restore plan starts, select the Pre-restore action check box, then specify the path to the script in the field below. To open a standard Windows dialog box, click the button
  • Select the pre-restore script execution options:
    • Exit restore plan if pre-restore action failed. Select this option to cancel the restore plan run in case the specified script fails
    • Continue restore plan if restore action failed. Select this option to run the restore plan regardless the specified script execution results
  • To specify the script execution after the restore plan terminates, select the Post-restore action check box, then specify the path to the script in the field below. To open a standard Windows dialog box, click the button
  • Select the post-restore script execution options:
    • Execute post-restore action only if restore plan has been successfully completed. Select this option to execute the post-restore script only in case of a restore plan success
    • Execute post-restore action in any case (regardless the restore result). Select this option to execute the post-restore script in any case

Note that an absolute path to a script is required, i.e. if you specify the path to a script, it should be as follows:

c:\scripts\prerestore-script.bat

In case the absolute path to a script file is not specified, the default directory for script is "C:\Windows\System32"

The following script formats are supported: EXE, COM, BAT, CMD, or PIF

Mind that MSP360 (CloudBerry) Backup supports EXE files have several restrictions: EXE files must not use GUI and must close automatically upon termination.

For example, the following script will not succeed:

cmd.exe /F:ON

In this case, this command must be used with the /C parameter, as shown below:

cmd.exe /F:ON /C

The same restriction applies to applications executed by PowerShell scripts:

PowerShell.exe Start-Process cmd.exe exit

It is highly recommended to perform a test run for the created restore plan to ensure that MSP360 (CloudBerry) Backup properly executes specified scripts

Once you are done, click Next.