Job Priorities and Priority Precedence Online Help
The following sections provide context-sensitive help information related to this feature.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Jobs Stagger Time
This option is available for data protection schedule policy schedules (tasks). If a schedule on a schedule policy starts multiple jobs, you can configure the number of seconds each job waits before it runs. For example, 125 clients are associated with one schedule policy schedule and the stagger time is set to 10 seconds. Instead of starting all of the jobs at the same time, each job starts 10 seconds after the job before it. The jobs are in a queued state until the stagger time is reached.
To set this option, open a data protection schedule policy, select a schedule, and click Edit. In the Backup Task Options dialog box, click Advanced and then click the Startup tab. For information about schedule policies, see Overview of Schedule Policy.
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 100 or more 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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Last modified: 8/27/2018 6:56:28 PM