Is it possible to automatically shutdown the destination machine after the backup?

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Oren
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Is it possible to automatically shutdown the destination machine after the backup?

Post by Oren » Thu May 30, 2019 9:38 am

I'd like to save power and reduce disk wear as much as possible, so only want the target machine (an old PC) to be on while the backup is running. I created a scheduled task on that machine to wake it up from sleep a few minutes before the backup, but how can I turn it off (or actually send to Sleep mode) when the backup is finished?

Note that I'm currently using a giveaway version (Backup4all v6) but will consider upgrading to a paid version if I can get it to solve my requirements.

Thanks!

Oren
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Re: Is it possible to automatically shutdown the destination machine after the backup?

Post by Oren » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:49 am

Ok, it's possible, but isn't built into Backup4all. You have to use a third party app called psshutdown and tweak the registry of the destination machine to allow remote shutdown. More details here:

https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic ... #p37450565

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