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

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ironmathyu5
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Is it possible to automatically shutdown the destination machine after the backup?

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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!

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

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

In Backup4all you can run actions (or batch files) before and after the backup.
In this case, you need to create a batch file to be executed after the backup (in Backup Properties->Advanced page).
The command line to hibernate a network computer is: shutdown /m \\computername /h /f

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