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Creating a Continuous Schedule

Applies To: Administration jobs and backup jobs

You can schedule jobs to run continuously without user intervention. The next job session of a continuous schedule starts automatically after the previous job completes. You can define the time interval between two job sessions. By default, the next job session starts 30 minutes after the previous job session completes.

Continuous backup schedules are extremely useful in protecting large volumes of critical data, such as BIG data that can undergo frequent changes.

About This Task

The continuous schedules trigger the next job session whether the previous job session completes successfully or fails. However, if you suspend the running job, the schedule waits for the job to resume and complete before starting the next job session.

You can also configure a schedule policy for continuous jobs. For information about configuring a schedule policy, see Creating a Continuous Schedule for Schedule Policies.

Procedure

Backup Job

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > agent.
  2. Choose the entity where the continuous schedule will be created:
    • To add the continuous schedule to a backup set, right-click the backup_set, and then click All Tasks > Backup All Subclients.
    • To add the continuous schedule to a subclient, click the backup_set, right-click the subclient, and then click Backup.

    The Backup Options dialog appears.

  3. Under Job Initiation, click Schedule, and then click Configure.

    The Schedule Details dialog box is displayed.

  4. In the Schedule Name box, enter a unique name for the schedule.
  5. Select Continuous.
  6. Under Job Interval, in the Interval between two jobs box, enter the time interval (in minutes) to start the next job session after the previous job session completes.

    The default time interval is 30 minutes.

  7. Click OK.

Administration Job

As an example, a data aging job is scheduled.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the CommServe, expand All Tasks, and then click Data Aging.

    The Data Aging Options dialog appears.

  2. Under Job Initiation, click Schedule, and then click Configure.

    The Schedule Details dialog box is displayed.

  3. In the Schedule Name box, enter a unique name for the schedule.
  4. Select Continuous.
  5. Under Job Interval, in the Interval between two jobs box, enter the time interval (in minutes) to start the next job session after the previous job session completes.

    The default time interval is 30 minutes.

  6. Click OK.

    You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window. When the job is complete, the Job Controller displays Completed.

Result

You can track the progress of a job with the assigned continuous schedule in the Job Controller window.

Note: The continuous schedule does not appear on the Home > Scheduler tab.

Last modified: 8/27/2019 7:12:22 PM