Pre Backup process - Script with argument

Last post 12-02-2019, 6:03 PM by efg. 3 replies.
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  • Pre Backup process - Script with argument
    Posted: 11-12-2019, 6:00 AM


    I would like specify a script (sh) with arguments in "Pre Backup process" Oracle Subclient.

    Example :

    /home/cvlt/ dbname

    I tried many possibilities but "pre backup" task is always failed.

    Is it possible ?




  • Re: Pre Backup process - Script with argument
    Posted: 11-13-2019, 6:47 AM

    Hi Michael,

    exit code must be 0 to be interpreted as successful.
    also you might need to redirect stdout / stderr to a file instead of returing it to Commvault.
    (allthough I never had problems with stdout from pre-scripts)

    did you specify the interpreter to use in the first line of the script ?
    e.g.: #!/bin/bash

    run "/home/cvlt/ dbname ; echo $?" and verify the returncode


  • Re: Pre Backup process - Script with argument
    Posted: 11-27-2019, 1:36 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 06-30-2020, 12:58 PM Liam
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    theres a log on the CS itself for the scripts. startprepostcommand.log or something similar. 

    the log should show the code returned from the script when it was run. if the value is not 0 it is a failure. 

  • Re: Pre Backup process - Script with argument
    Posted: 12-02-2019, 6:03 PM
    • efg is not online. Last active: 07-02-2020, 8:37 AM efg
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    Hi Michaël,

    When passing arguments in to a script, be aware that Commvault (by default) passes additional arguments into that script as well.   This is defined in the documentation here: Commands and Arguments

    Also note that you will need to apply quotes to the command/script as well as the arguments.

    Let us know if this helps.


    Ernst F. Graeler
    Senior Engineer III
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