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I can't seem to find a way to get this script to wait for an active command prompt window to close. It keeps ignoring me and jumping on to the next step.

;Say Hi!
MsgBox(4096, "Server Backup", "The Metadot server will unload and perform a full HD backup in 10 seconds", 10)

;Kill Metadot
Run("C:\data\service_stop.bat")
Sleep(250)
$shutdown = WinWaitClose("C:\WINNT\System32\net.exe")
If $shutdown < 1 Then
ProgressOn("Progress Meter", "Increments every second", "0 percent")
For $i = 10 to 100 step 10
    sleep(1000)
    ProgressSet( $i, $i & " percent")
Next
ProgressSet(100 , "Done", "Complete")
sleep(500)
ProgressOff()
EndIf

Sleep(1000)
$step1 = MsgBox(4, "Step 1", "Do you want to run xxclone?")
If $step1 = 7 Then 
Exit
EndIf

Run("C:\WINNT\system32\xxclone.exe")
Sleep(2000)
MouseMove(600, 440)
MouseClick("left")

The "Kill Metadot" is where I'm stuck. That shutdown can take anywhere from 2 seconds to a minute to finish.

I last added a If Then loop and a process indicator but even that was ignored.

I checked the window title using AU3info even!

Is there something unique about command prompts I should know about?

-Scott

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I am not sure what the answer is but I think you are on the right track thinking it is something to do with the command prompt.


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I am not sure what the answer is but I think you are on the right track thinking it is something to do with the command prompt.

This works...

WinWaitClose("C:\WINNT\System32\cmd.exe")

MsgBox(4096, "Hey Hey", "It waited....or not.", 10)

Go to Start - Run and type "cmd", then run this script and it sits there quietly until I x out the cmd box.... just like it's supposed to do!

Hmm, maybe I'm running into a CPU cycle bug with the other one, that net.exe is actually launched from a batch file which does a bunch of different stuff to shut down Metadot.

Maybe I'll just have to put in a long delay before running the backup, it's eventually going to be running at O'dark thirty in the AM anyways... nobody will be around to see it.

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My homemade, free RAID backup...

;Say Hi!
MsgBox(4096, "Server Backup", "The Metadot server will unload and we will perform a full HD backup in 10 seconds", 10)

;Kill Metadot
Run("C:\data\service_stop.bat")
Sleep(500)
WinWaitClose("C:\WINNT\System32\net.exe")
Sleep(8000)

;Run the backup utility
Run("C:\WINNT\system32\xxclone.exe")
Sleep(3000)
MouseMove(600, 440)
MouseClick("left")
Sleep(1000)
Send("{Enter}")
WinWaitActive("XXCLONE Done!")
Sleep(1000)
Send("{Enter}")
Sleep(1000)
MsgBox(4096, "Server Backup", "All done! The Metadot server will restart in 5 seconds", 5)

;Run Metadot
Run("C:\data\service_start.bat")

Run with Scheduler nightly and it makes a bootable clone of an entire HD. :P

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