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Feature request - advanced schedule options

Post by Fredo » Oct 08, 2018 2:57 pm

I would like to be able to give an extra parameter for a chained tape job. I want to be able to select on which day a chained tape job needs to run. Since the backup to disk jobs run on all weekdays and tape jobs start only on Fridays, I would like to be able to combine the schedule options chaining & days. To be clear: our tape jobs need to start after our last disk backup, but only on Fridays.

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Re: Feature request - advanced schedule options

Post by Dima P. » Oct 08, 2018 4:42 pm

Hello Fredo.

Thank you for your feature request, noted! Potential workaround would be to script the backup to tape job start and execute such script only on Fridays. Cheers!

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Re: Feature request - advanced schedule options

Post by Fredo » Mar 05, 2019 1:15 pm

Dear Dima, I tried the work-around but that did not work since the backup job of Thursday sometimes ends on Friday morning, just as the backup-to-disk job that starts on Friday evening, stops sometimes on Saturday morning. It would be nice if you can make two scheduled tasks for one and the same backup-to-disk job. That would solve my issue. I can imagine that this would be useful for others with weekly tape jobs. Best, Fredo

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