I have a need to start my backup daemon after the server is fully booted up.
The /etc/init.d/boot.local does not do the trick as I've tested it and this
is what it says too in the file. Since it is executed before the first run
level, my script will not work. I need the network to be up because my
backup daemon needs to contact the backup server. I tried adding it in
/etc/init.d/rc3.d and rc5.d by creating a symlink with a name S99backup, the
daemon still fails. However, if I put a sleep 300 before the actual
command, it appears to start. I did not want it hogging up the startup
script which makes the bootup slower.

I read Red Hat had the rc.local directory but it was taken out in SLES.
Does anyone have an idea how to get this script started after the OS is
fully booted up? Thank you in advance.

#! /bin/sh
# Copyright (c) 2002 SuSE Linux AG Nuernberg, Germany. All rights reserved.
# Author: Werner Fink <werner@suse.de>, 1996
# Burchard Steinbild, 1996
# /etc/init.d/boot.local
# script with local commands to be executed from init on system startup
# Here you should add things, that should happen directly after booting
# before we're going to the first run level.