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Scheduling Question

Post by PKaufmann » Oct 24, 2017 7:06 pm

I have a question regarding job scheduling:

I need a job that runs every 8 hours and starts at 4:00 AM in the morning,
so backup times for that job should be:
4.00 AM
12.00 PM
8.00 PM

When I select "run periodically every" 8 hours, I can not define a start time..

I can create 3 different jobs with the same VMs (one for each start time), but that's not what I want..

Any idea how this can done?
thanks in advance..

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Re: Scheduling Question

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 24, 2017 7:12 pm

For periodically run jobs, reference time is midnight (12:00 AM). So, what you can do to get the desired schedule is to:

- Schedule the job to run periodically, every 8 hours
- Enable backup window and prohibit jobs execution on at all times, but at 4 AM, 12 PM, 8 PM

Thanks.

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Re: Scheduling Question

Post by PKaufmann » Oct 24, 2017 7:32 pm

Hi,

thanks.. I already looked at the backup window settings..
Do I have to think about the backup runtime as well ?

Backup might run about 1 or 2 hours,
so allowed backup time should be 4-6AM, 12-2PM, 8-10PM ?


Or is it just the start time of the job?
then it would be just allowed to run at 4-5AM, 12-1PM, 8-9PM (smallest selectable block is 60 minutes)

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Re: Scheduling Question

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 25, 2017 11:14 am

Unless you enable "termination window" option, you should be only concerned with job start time. Thanks.

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Re: Scheduling Question

Post by PKaufmann » Oct 25, 2017 4:52 pm

thanks, will try it today..

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Re: Scheduling Question

Post by PKaufmann » Oct 26, 2017 1:31 pm

works like a charm :D thanks..

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Re: Scheduling Question

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 26, 2017 2:29 pm 1 person likes this post

You're welcome. Thank you for coming back and confirming that proposed solution works for you; appreciated.

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