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Run more than one program before/after profile ?.

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alexsunny123
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Run more than one program before/after profile ?.

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Hello,

I need to run two commands before my Syncback profile runs. The first one shuts down a database, and the second one executes a VBScript file. I didn't see any way to run two programs in the "Run Before" settings, so I created a BAT file similar to this:

DATABASE.exe /STOP (stops the database)
cscript C:\MyScript.vbs %PROFILENAME% (runs the script)

I later learned that Syncback variables (e.g. %PROFILENAME%) do not work in batch files, so my script fails.

Is there anyway to execute two programs, when one of them uses Syncback variables as arguments?

thanks
alexsunny
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Re: Run more than one program before/after profile ?.

Post by mmullins_98 »

I use Windows scheduler to run a bat file that closes my database and then use the scheduler to start my Syncback profile that uses "Program Before, Run before profile" to run one program.
alexsunny123
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Re: Run more than one program before/after profile ?.

Post by alexsunny123 »

alexsunny123 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:34 am
Hello,

I need to run two commands before my Syncback profile runs. The first one shuts down a database, and the second one executes a VBScript file. I didn't see any way to run two programs in the "Run Before" settings, so I created a BAT file similar to this:

DATABASE.exe /STOP (stops the database)
cscript C:\MyScript.vbs %PROFILENAME% (runs the script)

I later learned that Syncback variables (e.g. %PROFILENAME%) do not work in batch files, so my script fails.

Is there anyway to execute two programs, when one of them uses Syncback variables as arguments?

thanks
alexsunny

thanks my issue has been fixed.
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