Link to home
Start Free TrialLog in
Avatar of kasperEH
kasperEHFlag for Denmark

asked on

How can I avoid Domino agents running immediately after saving them?

I have a Domino database with several agents doing lengthy import and archiving jobs. I try to create a decent time schedule so that the agents won't collide and that they won't run the same time as the backup. Recently, I have found that every time I change the time an agent should run and save it, it starts running immediately!. This is very annoying for our users who suffer from bad performance when I have to change the time an agent should run.

I know that this is the way it works when you enable an agent, but it shouldn't run when you simply change the schedule, should it?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Avatar of Bill-Hanson
Bill-Hanson
Flag of United States of America image

Link to home
membership
This solution is only available to members.
To access this solution, you must be a member of Experts Exchange.
Start Free Trial
Avatar of kasperEH

ASKER

Yes, of course. I should have thought of that myself. Thanks for your help.
If a scheduled agent is edited (for example, enabled, modified, saved, or pasted), it will usually run immediately if it has missed its scheduled run. This is true for agents scheduled monthly and weekly. It is partially true for agents scheduled daily.

If a agent scheduled to run daily misses its scheduled run because it was disabled, it will run if it is enabled within half an hour of the scheduled run. However, If a scheduled agent is saved, pasted, or modified, it will run immediately if it has missed its schedule.

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/domhelp/v8r0/topic/com.ibm.designer.domino.main.doc/H_TRIGGERING_AN_AGENT_ON_A_SCHEDULE_STEPS.html