Pre / Post scripts for vMware backups

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Is there an option to run a custom pre backup scripts for vmware backups ( not pre-freeze & post thaw ),

For instance a script that checks if a certain file exists on the discovered VM’s and only then allow the snapshot to be taken and start the backup process ?



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I believe you could accomplish that creating a workflow to run a script that does that checking and if desired, run the backup process.



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@TNO I have asked for the same thing in the past and if I recall correctly I also opened a CMR for it, however there is little to no chance that they will actually realize this. I would recommend to address this by a script that starts the backup from the script that communicates to the RestAPI (via the SDK) or via a workflow.