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backup exec create weekly job to run on any day on the weekend only

Hi,

Using Backup Exec 2010, I'd like to create a job to run whenever it can only once between Thursday-Saturday included , is that possible ? I saw the maximum interval is 24 hours ahead, i'd like the job to kick in whenever it can with lowest priority only between Thursday-Saturday of each weekend .

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You can select recurring week days : Thursday Friday sat and Set the day interval for 5 days.


About job priority
You can set the priority of access to the devices for Backup Exec jobs.
You can choose from the following levels of priority:
Highest
High
Medium
Low
Lowest
This option is most useful if there are limited devices in your environment, but you want certain jobs to have priority access to the devices. A ready job that has a higher priority runs before a ready job that has a lower priority. A ready job that has a higher priority also runs before a ready job that has an earlier scheduled start time.
If multiple jobs are ready to run but must wait for a device to become available, then Backup Exec determines which jobs to run first. To make this determination, Backup Exec reviews the job priority and the scheduled start time of the job.
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If I select Thursday Friday and Saturday and choose 5 days interval - would that cause the job to run whenever there's a open time window available between Thursday till Saturday ?

Wouldn't it run on a specific day or even run 3 times during the weekend, once on each day of the weekend ?
You should any ways have to specify the time in a day for the job to execute.Hence, it will execute on a day when at the time you specified. But it will execute on all three days.

To customise as per your requirements, you can exclude or include days in calender view.
If you want the job to execute on three days of the weekend Let Say Friday,Sat & Sunday. You just have to select weekdays as all Friday Sat and Sunday in the month and Forget about job intervals.

In attached I have tried a job with both job intervals and recurring days of week. It doesn't seem to meet our requirement. Hence, I would suggest you customise the job manually through calender view. It's one time job which can be scheduled for years in no time.
backup-exec-schedule.bmp
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I'm sorry, I don't understand.

I'm asking if it is possible to define a time window for a job to run, for example, set a job to run ONCE between Thursday to Saturday, the job will run automatically whenever there's an open time window for it, it can be on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, doesn't matter which 1 of the days, but it must run only ONCE and not 3 times, possible or not ?
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thanks.