Scheduling - Getting Started

Schedule jobs to perform CommCell operations on a regular basis without user intervention. Several operations are schedulable from the CommCell Console.

The following sections describe the steps for creating a schedule for backup and restores using Windows File System iDataAgent as an example.

Scheduling a Backup

  1. From the CommCell Browser, go to Client Computers > client > File System > defaultBackupSet.
  2. Right-click the subclient and click Backup.

    The Backup Options for Subclient dialog box appears.

  3. In the Select Backup Types section, select the backup type.
  4. In the Job Initiation section, select Schedule and then click Configure.

    The Schedule Details dialog box appears.

  5. Select the appropriate scheduling options.

    For example, use the following steps to create a weekly schedule:

    • In the Schedule Name box, type a name for the schedule.
    • Click Weekly.
    • In the Start Time box, specify the schedule start time.
    • In the On these days section, select the days to run the schedule.
    • Click OK.
  6. When the scheduled backup job runs, you can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.
  7. Once the job is complete, right-click the subclient and then click Backup History.
  8. Click OK to view the job details.

Scheduling a Restore

  1. From the CommCell Browser, go to Client Computers > client > File System > defaultBackupSet.
  2. Right-click the subclient and click Browse and Restore.

    The Browse and Restore Options dialog box appears.

  3. Click the Time Range tab and then click View Content.
  4. Expand the defaultBackupSet and navigate to the Windows folder.
  5. For your first restore job, select any folder with a small data size.
  6. Click Restore All Selected.

    The Restore Options for All Selected Items dialog box appears.

  7. From the General tab, select the required restore options.
  8. Click the Job Initiation tab, select Schedule, and then click Configure.

    The Schedule Details dialog box appears.

  9. Select the appropriate scheduling options.

    For example, use the following steps to create a one-time schedule:

    • In the Schedule Name box, type a name for the schedule.
    • Click One Time.
    • Select the date and time.
    • Click OK.
  10. When the scheduled restore job runs, you can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.
  11. Once the job is complete, right-click the backupset and then click Restore History.

    The Restore History Filter dialog box appears.

  12. Click OK to view the job details.