Z-DBackup can not only start programs, batch files or VB scripts before and/or after the backup, but can also invoke commands on remote computers in a network, which enables a simple realisation of complex backup tasks in a network. For this, our scheduler software Z-Cron must be installed on the computers in the network.
Start Local or Remote Z-Cron Job
To control a network computer, a Z-Cron job is required on the remote machine, which defines the action that should be run. In this job, the task which is to be executed locally is defined. Then, a Z-DBackup Backup Set must be created. The Backup Set can be assigned actions which are executed before of after the backup. To control a remote computer, the action Execute Z-Cron Job must be assigned to the Backup Set. The IP address of the target computer and the Z-Cron job number must be specified and the job will be run at each backup.
Program Settings Z-DBackup
Execute Action Before/After Backup
If the address is set to local host, your own computer is the target. To access a computer in the network, its IP address must be entered here.
Program Settings Z-Cron
Configuration of Z-Cron
To run the action in a local network, the TCP service and the Z-Cron service must be enabled in the Z-Cron program settings.