ArecaVSS - The Volume Shadow Copy plugin for Areca-Backup


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Item #5 - arecavss via areac commandline [Closed - Resolved]


Areca: v7.2.14
arecaVSS: v1.1 jre32
Java: v7update9
OS: win7 32

Problem description:

When using arecas graphical interface arecaVss works fine.
When starting the same backup via areca commandline
it doesn´t work. There comes a message: "unable to load
following plugin: vss. It will be ignored"

Does arecavss not work via commandline?

thank you very much for informations.

peter hager
User #13 - 2012-10-29 23:10

Comments :

We confirm that we were able to reproduce your issue.
Areca seems to try to load plugins from the directory from which the command-line tool is launched, which causes your problem.

For instance, if you do the following :
"cd c:\my_dir
c:\program files(x86)\areca\areca_cl.exe [some arguments]"

Areca will try to load ArecaVSS from c:\my_dir\plugins (which is wrong) instead of "c:\program files(x86)\areca\plugins" (which is the expected behaviour.

We will submit a ticket to Areca to fix this issue.

In the meantime, and as a workaround, you can simply add "cd c:\program files(x86)\areca" before calling areca's command line interface; this will fix the issue.

Best regards

ArecaVSS staff - 2012-10-30 12:10

This seems to be fixed in Areca Backup 7.2.15

Best regards
ArecaVSS staff - 2012-11-01 17:05
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