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Scheduling Online Help

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Schedule Pattern or Schedule Details

Use these dialog boxes 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

Runs a job a single time. Select the date and time you want the job to begin.

After Backup Job Completes

This option applies to Live Sync. Select this option to have the Commvault software automatically copy the changed data to the destination after the backup job completes. If you configure Live Sync to use a secondary copy, the software copies the data to the destination after the data is available on the secondary copy.

Daily

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

  • Repeat

    Repeats the job based on the options you select.

    • Every n Days

      Select how often to repeat the job. For example, you can repeat the job every four days.

    • Repeat every n hr(s) n min(s) until

      On an hourly basis, select how often to repeat the job, and when to stop repeating the job.

  • Exceptions

    Defines days of the month to exclude from the schedule.

  • Options

    Click to display the Advanced Schedule Options dialog box. For information, see Advanced Schedule Options.

Weekly

Runs a job on a weekly basis. You can run the job every n number of weeks on the selected days of the week.

  • Repeat

    Repeats the job based on the options you select.

    • Every n Weeks

      Select how often to repeat the job. For example, you can repeat the job every four weeks.

    • Repeat every n hr(s) n min(s) until

      On an hourly basis, select how often to repeat the job, and when to stop repeating the job.

  • Exceptions

    Defines days of the month to exclude from the schedule.

  • Options

    Click to display the Advanced Schedule Options dialog box. For information, see Advanced Schedule Options.

Monthly

Runs 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.

  • Repeat

    Repeats the job based on the options you select.

    • Every n Months

      Select how often to repeat the job. For example, you can repeat the job every four months.

    • Repeat every n hr(s) n min(s) until

      On an hourly basis, select how often to repeat the job, and when to stop repeating the job.

  • Exceptions

    Defines days of the month to exclude from the schedule.

  • Options

    Click to display the Advanced Schedule Options dialog box. For information, see Advanced Schedule Options.

Yearly

Runs a job on a yearly basis. You can run the job annually on the selected date or day.

  • Repeat

    Repeats the job based on the options you select.

    • Repeat every n hr(s) n min(s) until

      On an hourly basis, select how often to repeat the job, and when to stop repeating the job.

  • Options

    Click to display the Advanced Schedule Options dialog box. For information, see Advanced Schedule Options.

Note: 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

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.

Continuous

Runs an administration or backup job continuously. The next job session of a continuous schedule starts automatically after the previous job completes. You can define the time interval between two backup job sessions. By default, the next job session starts 30 minutes after the previous job session completes.

  • Job Interval

    Defines the job interval for continuous jobs.

    • Interval Between Two Jobs

      Specify the time interval (in minutes) to start the next job session after the previous job session completes.

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 on which this schedule will be effective. After this date, the schedule is deleted within 24 hours. If all of the schedules on a schedule policy are automatically deleted, the schedule policy is also deleted.

End After

To maintain the schedule until a specified number of jobs run. After the specified number of jobs run, the schedule is deleted within 24 hours. If all of the schedules on a schedule policy are automatically deleted, the schedule policy is also deleted.

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 scheduled jobs will not run. Note: If you set a holiday at the client or client group level, restore jobs scheduled to run during that holiday will run. To prevent restore jobs from running during a holiday, set the holiday at the CommCell level.

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 scheduled jobs will not run. Note: If you set a holiday at the client or client group level, restore jobs scheduled to run during that holiday will run. To prevent restore jobs from running during a holiday, set the holiday at the CommCell level.

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 or day of the month 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.

Last modified: 2/20/2019 6:52:46 PM