Setting Operation Rules in a Blackout Window

Operation rules can be created for specific job types (operations) at specific levels. For example, you can create an operation rule for the data pruning operation at the MediaAgent level.

For information on the operations available for each level, see Agents That Support the Blackout Window.


  1. Open the Blackout Window dialog box:
    • CommServe level: From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Home tab, click Control Panel > Blackout Window.
    • Schedule Policy level: Right-click the schedule_policy, and then click Blackout Window.
    • All other levels: Right-click the entity, and then click All Tasks > Blackout Window.
  2. In the Blackout Window dialog box, click Add.

    The Operation Rule Details dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the rule.
  4. Under Operations, select the operation that will not run.
  5. Under Do not run intervals, define an interval:
    1. Optional: Select a start and end date during which the operation will not run.

      For example, you can define a six month period during which the operation will not run.

    2. Click Add.

      The Do not run time interval dialog box appears.

    3. Add a time interval:
      • Under Recurrence, select the days of the week the operation will not run.
      • Under Duration, select the Start Time and the End Time during which the operation will not run.
  6. Click OK.
  7. To skip a scheduled job, select the Do not submit job check box.
  8. Click OK.

Last modified: 12/30/2019 4:11:27 PM