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Feature Request: Specify start time for hourly copy jobs

Post by nmdange » Apr 10, 2019 9:27 pm

So I have a backup copy job that I want to run every 12 hours, at 12am and at 12pm. However, if I select an hourly schedule and specify it to run every 12 hours, the start time on the interval seems to be set to when I created the job. I assume I could wait until 12pm and do "sync now" to reset the interval, but it would be nice if you could specify the start hour like you can for jobs that are scheduled for once per day.

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Re: Feature Request: Specify start time for hourly copy jobs

Post by Gostev » Apr 10, 2019 11:07 pm

Can you explain your use case? What are you trying to do: are you doing two backups per day, and want to copy those backups as soon as they appear?

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Re: Feature Request: Specify start time for hourly copy jobs

Post by nmdange » Apr 11, 2019 12:44 am

That's the general idea. Right now the copy job doesn't line up to when the primary job runs so the copy job waits several hours before picking up the next recovery point. Most of the jobs I have run once per day so the copy job interval is set to start at the exact same time the primary job starts.

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Re: Feature Request: Specify start time for hourly copy jobs

Post by foggy » Apr 11, 2019 2:15 pm

That's because it has already copied previous restore point during the current copy interval, so it waits for the next interval to start. If you want to line it up with the source job, you can set it to "look only forward" with the help of the BackupCopyLookFoward registry value, so it wait for the backup job to finish, new restore point to appear and then start processing.

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