21. Backup options

These options are passed to Autodir to request backup services.


This is the main option to specify backup program path and arguments to it. The path given should be absolute path otherwise Autodir does not accept it.


Whenever a virtual directory is not used for a period of time, it is assumed inactive and it is unmounted. After unmounting directory, whether to launch backup immediately or to wait some more time is decided with this option. It takes arguments in seconds. It is the minimum time to wait before starting backup after virtual directory expiration. It should not exceed more then one day.


This is the priority to be given to backup process. This is in the range of 1 to 40 inclusive. Lower value mean higher priority and vice versa. Default value is 30.


This restricts maximum number of backup process at any given time. Default is 150.

CautionArgument for -bis inclusive of absolute backup program path as well as its own arguments. Therefore it is recommended to use single quotes around this argument

Option -b takes path to executable file as well as arguments to it. But the arguments to it are interpreted for %x character sequences and replaced with predefined strings as follows.


Replaced with virtual directory name.


Replaced with absolute path to real directory.


Replaced with host name.


Others are fed to strftime. See man page for strftime for more information.

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