Synchronizing machines with a text file
During synchronization, the management server adjusts the All physical machines group in accordance with the list of machines provided in a .txt or .csv file. The management server:
As a result, only those physical machines that are listed in the file will be present in the All physical machines group.
Text file requirements
The file should contain machine names or IP addresses, one machine per line.
Specifying an empty file leads to deletion of all physical machines from the management server.
A registered machine has to be specified by its registration address, that is, you need to provide exactly the same host name, fully qualified domain name (FQDN), or IP address as was specified when the machine was initially added to the management server. Otherwise, the machine will be deleted and added again as if it were another machine. This means all policies, both inherited and directly applied, will be revoked from the machine and its static group membership will be lost.
The registration address of each machine can be found in the Registration address column in any management server view that contains the machine (the column is hidden by default).
To avoid a discrepancy, you can initially import the machines from a text file. Modify this file later as required, by adding and removing machines, but do not change the names/addresses of the machines that have to remain registered.
To synchronize machines with a text file
Synchronization command line tool
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Management Server has a command line tool that enables you to create a batch file and schedule the synchronization task using Windows scheduler.
To synchronize machines with a text file using command line