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Suspending/Pausing regular backup schedule

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I've taken my laptop on the road, and want to stop the backup attempts.  
How can I do that.  
 When I open the interface, it wants to connect to the usual NAS - which isn't there so it won't allow me to continue  - I have  ATI 2019. 

Many thanks for any insights

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Neil, there are several options open to you for this situation:

  1. Remember to set the task to be not scheduled before going on the road (easier said than done!).
  2. Create a small Windows batch script and run this in a Pre Command for your task, i.e. do something like pinging the IP address of your NAS.
  3. Use a Windows batch script to do the check outside of ATI and only launch the backup task if your NAS is detected.

Example batch script: CheckIP.BAT for use in a Pre Command.

@echo off
:: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
:: ----- The baseIP should be set to the local device IP address to be checked for -----
:: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

set baseIP=

:: Checking for active baseIP address on local network
:: errorlevel 0 = IP found / 1 = IP not found.

ping -n 1 -l 1 %baseIP% > nul
if %errorlevel%==1 exit /b 1
@echo %baseIP% found active on network!
timeout /t 10
exit /b 0

For your current situation of being on the road, then download a copy of the Acronis Scheduler Manager tool (link below) and use this to remove the scheduled entry for your backup task.
Note: you will need to identify the script identifier for the task which you can find in the C:\ProgramData\Acronis\TrueImageHome\Scripts folder as a .tib.tis file.  You can edit these files using Notepad and look at the top of the file for the script name in the XML data.