With the new version of P5 Backup2Go some new command lines are available (since 5.1). One of the most important innovations is the ability to start a backup from command line from the workstation.
With management software like Absolute Manage or Casper Suite (or just Apple Remote Desktop), it’s now possible to start a backup remotely.
First, you need to find the server ID by running this CLI:
/usr/local/aw/bin/nsdchat -c Server names
With this ID, you can start the backup by running:
/usr/local/aw/bin/nsdchat -c Server SERVERID start
To launch the backup immediately, you would need to append ‘now’ to the above command, e.g. ‘/usr/local/aw/bin/nsdchat -c Server 10001 start now. Otherwise, the job will be scheduled to be executed according to the set backup interval.