Backup Exec Monthly Backup Scheduling

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Using v11d ... I have set a monthly schedule to run on the last day of the month ... effective date is 04/01/2009 (I've tried setting the effective date to a couple of different days in April) ...

When submitted, the problem is that it schedules the first backup to run 05/31/09 ..

No matter what I try, it won't start 04/30/09 ...

Question by:gmpon
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    Expert Comment

    Have you tried an effective date of 3/31/09

    Author Comment

    Yes ... no change ... still starts 5/31/09 .... 03/28/09 has the same result ... it really doesn't like 04/30/09 for some reason ...
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    Accepted Solution

    When editing the schedule, are you setting the effective date (4/1/09) and then the 'Days of the Month" options only?
    On the Days of the Month option, are selecting dates or just the 'last' option?
    Silly question... Is the date/month correct on the backup server? and is the Time to run set to start prior to midnight?

    I just tested a sample job and set the day of the month to the "last" option. The job scheduled for 4/30/09.

    We may want to look at BE updates. Are they current?

    Have you tried deleting the job and creating a new one?
    Or, leave that job there and create another with just one file or something and schedule it the same way and see what it does.

    Author Comment

    Hmmm .... I checked the first job ... setting the parameters in the order you specified ... no change ....

    When I look at the dates that it schedules for, 04/30/09 actually shows up with a green check mark, but after accepting it and carrying on, the monitor list doesn't show the 04/30/09 date ...

    However, going with your 2nd suggestion., I copied the job and resubmitted and it does have 04/10/09 as the run date ... so I suppose I'll just go with that one and zap the first instance ...

    Thanx ...

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