As with many of Metalogix Essentials operations, users may generate a command line script by pressing the Generate Script button (refer to Scripting Reference Guide for additional information). For repetitive operations like backups, the application has been integrated with Windows Task Scheduler (WTS). WTS allows users to run jobs on a schedule, in the background, even if no user is currently logged into the computer.
Once a script is executed, the history will be available in the log viewer. Unless specified in the script all history files will have auto-generated file names as a unique string of numbers. The path to all log files is: C:\Users\[UserName]\Essentials\.metadata\appLog.
To create a new script and load it into Windows Task Scheduler:
1.Press the Generate Script button within any of the Essentials wizards.
2.The Command Line Script window will open, displaying the script for that wizard action. Press Copy to Clipboard.
3.Open Windows Task Scheduler and select the Create Basic Task option in the Actions panel.
4.Give your task a name and a description, click Next.
5.Select when you would like the task to start, click Next.
6.Set a start date and time, and how many days you would like the task to continue for. Click Next.
7.Leave the Action selection as "start program" and click Next.
8.In the Program/Script field, paste the script you copied to the clipboard in step 2. Click Next.
9.On the summary page, click Finish.
The Schedule button located at the bottom of the properties screen will walk the user through the Scheduler Wizard to create a backup job. To learn more about the scheduler, please refer to the Scheduler section in the Wizards section.
This section provides an overview of setting, running, and scheduling Retention Policies for backups.
Retention Policies are accessed through the Backup Navigator pane.
Do the following in order to set a Retention Policy for a Backup:
1. Select the Retention Policy button on the Backup Navigator ribbon, and select the "Set Retention Policy" option.
2.Select the retention policies you want to apply to all your backups, and select Finish.