Goals are the command line specification of which profiles to run. If the DBS configuration file contains only a single profile it is not necessary to specify a goal. If there are multiple profiles a goal must be specified to match against the profile names. Wildcards are allowed. A single asterisk ("*") will match all profile names and result in the running of all profiles in the DBS configuration file.

Taking as an example a DBS configuration file containing three profiles named "Foo1", "Foo2", "Foo3", a goal of "Foo2" will cause only the single profile "Foo2" to run. Either "*" or "Foo*" will cause all three profiles to run.

If the three profiles above were organized into a group named "Main", all the profiles could be run by specifying "*", "Main\*", or "Main\Foo*".