Scheduling jobs

The schedule option enables you to configure the time and the frequency that you want to run jobs. You can configure a schedule for jobs such as backup, restore, inventory, and new catalog. During the job setup, you can choose to run jobs immediately, run once on a specific day and time, or run according to a schedule.

See Setting the schedule for a template.

When you create a backup selection list, you can set a time range when the resources in the list will be available for backup. The time range is called the availability window. If you schedule a job to run outside of the availability window, the job does not run and Backup Exec displays an Invalid Schedule status for the job on the Job Monitor. When scheduling a job, be sure that the schedule is within the availability window for the resources.

To schedule a job

  1. Determine the type of job you want to schedule, and then on the navigation bar, click the appropriate button. For example, to schedule a backup job, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. On the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule.

  3. Select the appropriate options as follows:

    Current date and time

    Displays the current date and time set on this computer.

    Run now

    Select Run now to run the job immediately.

    Run on Date at Time

    Select Run on Date at Time to schedule the job to run one time on the selected date at the selected time, and then type the date and time.

    Run according to schedule

    Select Run according to schedule to configure a schedule for a recurring job.

    Edit Schedule Details

    If you are editing an existing job, click Edit Schedule Details to select the run days for a recurring job.

    Effective date

    If Run according to schedule is selected, the effective date displays the day that the schedule begins.

    Time Window

    If Run according to schedule is selected, the time window displays the specified period of time during which a job can begin on any scheduled day.

    When setting up the time during which a task runs, you can enter a time window that extends past midnight and into the next day. Bear in mind, however, that this may change the days on which the task runs. For example, if you schedule a task to run every Friday between 8:00 PM and 4:00 AM, it's possible for the task to run on Saturday morning sometime before or at 4:00 AM. If you don't want the task to run on Saturday, you must alter the time window, for example, by changing the ending value from 04:00:00 AM to 11:59:59 PM.

    Then, the task is confined to one day.When a time window crosses midnight, the start time is later in the day than the end time.

    Submit job on hold

    Select Submit job on hold if you want to submit the job with an on-hold status.

    You should select this option if you want to submit the job, but do not want the job to run until you change the job's hold status.

    Delete the job if the job successfully completes

    Select this to delete jobs that complete successfully, have been created to run once, either now or at a scheduled time, and have not been created from a template.

    Delete the job after the job completes

    Select this to delete jobs that complete, but with exceptions, have been created to run once, either now or at a scheduled time, and have not been created from a template.

    Do not delete the job

    Select this to keep the jobs that were created to run once, and were not created from a template, in the Job Setup view. This option is selected by default.

  4. Click Run Now.

More Information

Setting priority and availability windows for selection lists

Configuring default schedule options

Excluding dates from a schedule