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bowen1
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Avamar Pre/post script for virtual machines

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Where do you enter options to call a pre/post script for image level backups ?

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ionthegeek
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Re: Avamar Pre/post script for virtual machines

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You are correct, my mistake.

This is an advanced dataset option for the Avamar VMware Image plug-in. In the edit dataset dialog, you need to select the plug-in from the dropdown and check the "Show Advanced Options" checkbox.

The options for the plugin are documented starting on page 124 of the guide:

https://support.emc.com/docu81578_Avamar-7.4-and-Service-Packs-for-VMware-User-Guide.pdf?language=en...

The options you're after are on page 125. You will need to provide appropriate credentials and specify the full path to the script(s).

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Are you trying to invoke a script on the VM? This would have to be done through VMware Tools:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1006671

These scripts would be invoked whenever a quiesced snapshot is requested.

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Thanks but I thought Avamar 7.4 could run a custom script.    By default Avamar will run a quiesce on VMs with tools installed.

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You are correct, my mistake.

This is an advanced dataset option for the Avamar VMware Image plug-in. In the edit dataset dialog, you need to select the plug-in from the dropdown and check the "Show Advanced Options" checkbox.

The options for the plugin are documented starting on page 124 of the guide:

https://support.emc.com/docu81578_Avamar-7.4-and-Service-Packs-for-VMware-User-Guide.pdf?language=en...

The options you're after are on page 125. You will need to provide appropriate credentials and specify the full path to the script(s).

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yes that is it...thank you

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rdfg
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I am trying to do this first time . Can you provide some details on how to execute this script . Do I have to use "root" as the user to execute this  ?  if not root where do I  specify the user ? can it be specified in the avamar dataset under options ? 

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