Pre/Post commands

This option is effective for Windows and Linux operating systems and PE-based bootable media.

The option enables you to define the commands to be automatically executed before and after the backup procedure.

The following scheme illustrates when pre/post commands are executed.

Pre-backup command


Post-backup command

Examples of how you can use the pre/post commands:

  • delete some temporary files from the disk before starting backup
  • configure a third-party antivirus product to be started each time before the backup starts
  • copy an archive to another location after the backup ends.

The program does not support interactive commands, i.e. commands that require user input (for example, “pause”).

To specify pre/post commands

  1. Enable pre/post commands execution by checking the following options:
    • Execute before the backup
    • Execute after the backup
  2. Do any of the following:
    • Click Edit to specify a new command or a batch file
    • Select the existing command or the batch file from the drop-down list
  3. Click OK.

Pre/Post commands