Operation Window - Advanced

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Setting Operation Rules for Specific Operations

Operation rules can be configured for specific job types, for example, full, incremental and differential backups, restores, and auxiliary copy operations.

Use the following steps to create a rule for Incremental/Differential backups in the CommCell as an example:

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click Home and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under the Schedule section, click Operation Window.

    Note: To access the Operation Window at any level below the CommServe, right-click the appropriate entity and click All Tasks > Operation Window.

  3. In the Operation Window dialog box, click Add.

    The Operation Rule Details dialog box appears.

  4. In the Name box, enter a name for the rule.
  5. Under Operations, select Non Full Data Management to define a rule for Incremental/Differential backup operations.
  6. Under Days of week, select the days of the week the Incremental/Differential backup operation should not run.
  7. Under Do not run intervals, select a start and end date during which the Incremental/Differential backup operation should not run.
  8. Click Add to add the time intervals.

    The Time Interval dialog box appears.

  9. Select a Start Time and an End Time to set a time interval during which the Incremental/Differential backup operation should not run.
  10. Click OK to save the time interval.
  11. Click OK to save your rule.

Bypassing Operation Rules at Higher Levels

If you are creating an operation window rule at a level beneath the CommServe or Client Computer Group, you can choose to bypass any operation window rules configured at higher levels.

For example, if you set an operation window rule for a specific agent, you can bypass operation window rules set at higher levels as follows:

  1. In the CommCell Browser, right-click the agent, and then click All Tasks > Operation Window.
  2. From the Operation Window dialog box, click the Ignore Operation Window Rules at Higher Levels check box.
  3. Click Yes to confirm.

    All operation window rules configured at levels above the entity you selected will be ignored.

  4. Click Close to exit.

Bypassing Time Windows

In some cases, an operation launched prior to the time window of an operation window rule may require the ability to run uninterrupted until completion.

Use the following steps to allow running operations to ignore the operation window rule and continue until completion:

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under the System section, click Job Management.
  3. In the General tab of the Job Management dialog box, select the Allow running jobs to complete past the operation window check box.
  4. Click OK.

Editing Rules

Use the following steps to modify a rule in the Operation Window:

  1. Depending on the entity where the rule is created:
    • CommServe level: From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel > Operation Window.
    • All other levels: Right-click the entity, and then click All Tasks > Operation Window.
  2. In the Operation Window dialog box, double-click the rule you want to modify

    Alternatively, click the rule and then click Modify.

  3. In the Operation Rule Details dialog box, make any necessary changes to the rule and click OK.
  4. Click Close in the Operation Window if you are finished.

Deleting Rules

Use the following steps to delete a rule from the Operation Window:

  1. Depending on the entity where the rule is created:
    • CommServe level: From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel > Operation Window.
    • All other levels: Right-click the entity, and then click All Tasks > Operation Window.
  2. In the Operation Window dialog box, click the rule you want to remove and click Delete.
  3. Click Close if you are finished using the Operation Window.