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Job Priorities and Priority Precedence - Online Help

The following sections provide context-sensitive help information related to this feature.

Change Priority

Use this dialog box to change the priority of a job or a group of jobs that are currently active. Note that the lower the priority number, the higher the priority Job Manager gives to the job when allocating resources.

New Priority

Select this option to set job priority enter or select a value (from 0 to 999) between 0 (highest priority) and 999 (lowest priority). The Job Manager use this priority setting when allocating the required resources.

Select Jobs

  • All Jobs

    If selected, all the priority of all jobs that are active in the Job Controller are changed to the value set in the New Priority field.

  • All Selected Jobs

    If selected, only the priority of those jobs highlighted in the Job Controller are changed to the value set in the New Priority field.

  • All Jobs for this Client

    Select a client computer from the list so that only the jobs for the client you select have their priority changed.

  • Only Jobs for this Agent Type

    Select this checkbox and choose an agent so that only the jobs for the selected agent on this client have their priority changed.

  • All Jobs on this MediaAgent

    Select a MediaAgent from the list so that only those jobs for the MediaAgent you select have their priority changed.

Job Management (Job Priorities)

Use this dialog box to establish the priorities of jobs, when jobs are not prioritized individually.

Priority Precedence

Select Client or Agent Type from the box to establish the precedence by which priorities of individual jobs are assigned. Job priorities for job types are a three digit number in which the first digit represents the operation priority, the second digit by default represents the client priority, and the third digit represents the assigned agent priority. Changing the priority precedence from client to agent reverses the order of the second and third digits so that the agent priority is now the second digit and the client priority is the third.

To establish job priority settings for specific client computers, use the Job Configuration tab from the Advanced Client Properties dialog box.

Job Type and Priority

Indicates the priority setting for operations that originate from an specific job type (for example, Auxiliary Copy jobs). If necessary, click the priority for each job type and change the value (from 0 to 999), by typing the number or using the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the existing value.

Agent Type and Priority

Indicates the priority setting for operations that originate from each agent (for example, Exchange Mailbox agents). Each setting applies to all instances of the agent in the entire CommCell. If necessary, click the priority for each agent and change the value (from 0 to 9), by typing the number or using the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the existing value.

Startup

Use this dialog box to specify startup options for operations such as Advanced Backup/Archive/Content Indexing/Disaster Recovery. You can change the priority of an active job or a group of active jobs.

Priority

  • Use Default Priority

    Select this option to use default priority for the job.

  • Change Priority

    Select this option to modify the priority of a job between 0 (highest priority) and 999 (lowest priority).

Startup in suspended state

Select this option to start the job in the Job Controller in a suspended state. This job cannot run until the job is manually resumed.

Start When CommServe Activity is Low

This option applies to administrative jobs, for example, data aging jobs. You can configure your administrative jobs to go into a queued state if more than 100 backup jobs are running or waiting on the CommServe. The queued administrative jobs automatically start when fewer than 100 backup jobs are running or waiting. You can change the default value of 100 by adding the JMMaxBkpOpCountForMaintenance additional setting. For instructions on adding additional settings from the CommCell Console, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.

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