Pre/Post - backup events

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Pre/Post - backup events

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Hi again:

I use "net use" to capture a network drive before backup and that I specify in Pre / Post - backup events - command line. Then when doing the backup, a cmd window opens without that instruction, empty, and that does not close. I don't know how to fix that.

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I'll check this out soon. Thanks!
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Just use

/C "NET USE ....etc"

/C must be included and the rest must be surrounded by quotes
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It works perfectly, thank you very much!!
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Just found Reflector yesterday and had to figure this out too. I wonder if the import should add the /C when importing events from Cobian backup?

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Perhaps...
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Or a warning they need to be fixed?

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I also noticed when using events where the first event connects to a remote device using "net use," backups up the remote device and then disconnects at the end of the backup that the file size is checked before running the pre-backup events, thereby preventing Reflector from seeing the files it's about to backup.

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Yes, this is a problem...

The only solution here at the moment is to mount the drive and add the source from the drive so the source is not manual...
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For the next version you can add a ?D? to your manual path to force the manual directory to be a not yet existing directory. Or a ?F? to force a not yet existing file.

Example: ?D?B:\Mounted
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