How to shutdown computer after backup

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Jul 15, 2019

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How to shutdown computer after backup

In Backup4all you can set different actions to be executed after the backup: shutdown, log off, stand by or hibernate. Such an action will be executed only after the backup is finished and the result of that action will not be logged in Backup4all.

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How to set shutdown / stand by / log off / hibernate computer after backup

To set the action after backup (shutdown, log off, stand by or hibernate), please open Backup Properties and go to "Advanced" page. In the "Run action after backup" section, you will find the "Run program or action" checkbox. Please select it and you will be able to access the action field.

Available predefined actions are:

  • <Stand by> - selecting this option, the computer will enter in the Stand by state after the backup is executed.
  • <Hibernate> - selecting this option, the computer goes in Hibernate (if available) after the backup execution.
  • <Log off> - selecting this option, the computer will close all applications and will logs off current user. When force parameters is set (example: <Log off /f>), the system will force applications to be closed. Force parameter might cause some applications to loose unsaved data.
  • <Shut down> - selecting this option, the computer will be Shut down. When force parameters is set (example: <Shut down /f>), the system will force applications to be closed. Force parameter might cause some applications to loose unsaved data.

How to set additional options for action after backup

Run only once

If this option is set, the action will run only once at the next backup execution and the Run program/action option will be reset and disabled.

Run program or action on

You can set conditions to run the action after the backup: on Success, on Warnings or on Errors. You can check multiple options or a single one, but at least one option must be checked.

Please note Backup4all won't wait for the after backup action in order to finish the backup. It will only trigger the action at the end of the backup.

How to set shutdown option during the backup execution

In the Progress View of Backup4all, which appears only during the backup execution, there is a checkbox at the bottom "Shutdown computer when finished" right bellow the Pause/Cancel/Stop buttons.
That option is useful for long backups when you don't want to wait until the backup is finished, to shutdown the computer.