ATTENTION 1st January, 2022: v7 officially End-of-Life [details]
When performing a backup job on AhsayOBM/AhsayACB the following error is shown in the backup log, if a Windows batch file is run as a pre or post backup command from a network drive or UNC path.
|*||info||YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss||[Pre-Backup-1] xxxx.bat|
[Pre-Backup-1] CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.
[Pre-Backup-1] UNC paths are not supported. Defaulting to Windows directory.
[Pre-Backup-1] 'xxxx.bat' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
[Pre-Backup-1] operable program or batch file.
The warning message is returned by Microsoft Windows and not Ahsay, it is related to Windows limitation which prevents the running of batch files on UNC paths.
A workaround for this Windows limitation is to use a batch file located on a local drive along with the pushd and popd commands to launch the batch file on the network drive.
Batch file: \\192.168.22.41\Production\current\shutdown_database.bat
Pre-command, post-command, UNC, network drive, batch file, popd, pushd, operable program