Scheduling - Online Help

Schedule Pattern

Use this dialog box to schedule jobs.

Schedule Name

Displays the name of the schedule. If creating a new schedule, use this space to enter the name of the schedule.

One Time

Select this option to run a job a single time. Select the date and time you want the job to begin.

Daily

Select this option to run a job on a daily basis. Choose the start time and the interval, in days, at which you want the job to repeat.

Weekly

Select this option to run a job on a weekly basis. You can run the job every n number of weeks on the selected days of the week.

Monthly

Select this option to run a job on a monthly basis. You can run the job every n number of months on the selected date or day. You can also select the standard calendar or a custom calendar (if available). Monthly schedules using custom calendars will run according to the definitions of a month as defined in the calendar.

Yearly

Select this option to run a job on a yearly basis. You can run the job annually on the selected date or day.

The Monthly and Yearly selections allow you to schedule other calendar events that are commonly of interest. For example, you can schedule backups on the last weekday every three months for quarterly backups. Optionally, you can select the Every n Month(s) option, which allows you to customize intervals at which the job will run. You can also select the standard calendar or a custom calendar (if available). Yearly schedules using custom calendars will run according to the definitions of a year as defined in the calendar.

Automatic

Select this option to run a job on a specified frequency. When selecting this option, the following criteria will become available: Job Interval, Network Management, Power Management, Resource Utilization, and File Management.

This type of schedule is only applicable for laptop clients. See Edge Endpoint Solutions Overview for more information.

Exceptions

Click to define weekday occurrences or days of the month which you want to exclude from the schedule.

Job Interval

Allows you to specify time intervals for CommCell jobs.

  • Minimum Interval between Jobs

    Specify the number of hours to start a backup job if the below criteria (Network Management, Power Management and Resource Utilization) is/are satisfied.

  • Maximum Interval between Jobs

    Specify the number of hours since the last successful job completed to start a job even if the below criteria (Network Management, Power Management and Resource Utilization) is/are not satisfied.

  • Ignore operation window at Maximum interval

    When the Operation Window rules are configured for a specific time period, all operations in the CommCell Console will be disabled during that specific time period. Select the Ignore operation window at Maximum interval check box to ignore the Operation Window rules for the time period specified in the Maximum Interval between jobs box and continue the backups on your laptop client.

Network Management

Allows you to specify the available network types.

  • Use only wired network

    Select to start the job when the network connectivity is wired.

  • Minimum Network Bandwidth n Kbps

    Select to specify the minimum number of kbps that the job should use for the network bandwidth. By default the minimum bandwidth is 128.

  • Throttle at n % until bandwidth n Kbps

    Select to specify the percentage of throttle that the job should use until the bandwidth reaches an specific kbps value. By default the job throttles at 40% until the bandwidth is 2048.

  • Use only specific network

    Select to start a job using a specific network. Specify network details and add the network address.

Power Management

Allows you to specify power management options for the computer.

  • Start only if the computer is running on A/C power

    Select this option to run the job only when the computer is on A/C power.

  • Stop the task if battery mode begins

    Select this option to stop the job if the computer is on battery mode.

  • Prevent computer from going to sleep if any jobs are running

    Select this option to ensure that the computer does not enter sleep mode when CommCell jobs are running.

Resource Utilization

Allows you to setup the job schedule with specific resource utilization.

  • Start only if CPU utilization is below n %

    Select this option to run the job when CPU utilization is below the specified percentage.

File Management

Allows you to setup the job schedule based on the current condition of the files.

  • Start job only if there are files to be backed up

    Select this option to run the job if there are new files or if the files have been modified.

Emergency Backup Management

Allows you to define an emergency script which will run when no backups are performed for period of time.

  • Run the following script if there was no backup for n Hours

    Select this option specify the maximum amount of hours allowed without backup operations.

  • Base/ <script location> .bat or .sh

    Specify the script that must be executed when no backups are performed for the specified time interval.

Options

Click to display Advanced Scheduling Options.

Advanced Schedule Options

Use this tab to select advanced schedule options for the operation.

Range of recurrence

  • Start Date

    Enter the date on which you want this schedule to take effect. Choose one of the following options to set an end boundary for the schedule:

Never End

To keep this schedule valid indefinitely (default).

End by

To set the last date and time on which this schedule will be effective.

End After

To maintain the schedule until a specified number of jobs has run.

Repeat

Allows you to run the job repeatedly on the time of day on which the job is scheduled to run.

  • Every (Day, Week, Month)

    Select the value for which you want to run the job repeatedly.

  • Exceptions

    Launches the Exceptions dialog box.

  • Repeat Every (Hours, Minutes)

    Select the value for which you want to run the job repeatedly on the day in which the job is scheduled to run.

Time Zone

Allows you to schedule a job by selecting a time zone. Select a time zone from the drop-down list.

Holidays

Use this dialog box to view the defined holidays on which the scheduled jobs will not be run.

Start Date

The start date from which no scheduled tasks will be run.

End Date

The end date for the holiday.  After this date, the schedule can run. If Annually is displayed next to the dates in the Start Date and End Date fields, no scheduled tasks will be run each year between these dates and times.

Description

The name assigned to the holiday by the user.

Add

Click this button to access the Add Holiday dialog box, which allows you to add a holiday on which scheduled jobs will not run.

Edit

Click this button to edit the holiday from the Add Holiday dialog box.

Delete

Click this button to delete a holiday.

Add Holiday

Use this dialog box to define the date and time on which no scheduled tasks will run.

Annually

When selected, the schedules will run each year on the date and times you select from the Start Date and End Date fields. Annual holidays never expire and supersedes any holiday that is already set for the same day.

Start Date

From the scroll list, select the start date and time for the holiday.

End Date

From the scroll list, select the end date and time for the holiday.

Description

Use this field to describe the holiday.

Exceptions

Use this dialog box to create an exception to a weekly schedule.

Add

Allows you to choose a particular weekday for which to exclude the schedule.

Edit

Allows you modify the existing exceptions to the schedules.

Delete

Allows you delete existing exceptions to the schedules.

New Exception

Use this dialog box to add exceptions based on weekday occurrences or days of the month.

Days

Allows you to choose a particular day of the week for which to exclude the schedule.

On

Select the first, second, third, fourth, or last weekday of the month to exclude this schedule. The operation will not run on the day selected.

Backup Schedule

Use this dialog box to create a backup schedule or to associate a schedule policy to a subclient or backup set.

Associate to schedule policy

If selected, allows you to select a specific schedule policy for this backup set or subclient.

Schedule

If selected, allows you to create a schedule for this backup set or subclient.

Do Not Schedule

If selected, a schedule will not be created for this backup set or subclient, unless a schedule policy is already associated.