Avatar of iNc0g
iNc0g
Flag for Israel asked on

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 .

Thanks.
Storage Software

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
iNc0g

8/22/2022 - Mon
prashant9885

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.
iNc0g

ASKER
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 ?
prashant9885

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
Experts Exchange has (a) saved my job multiple times, (b) saved me hours, days, and even weeks of work, and often (c) makes me look like a superhero! This place is MAGIC!
Walt Forbes
iNc0g

ASKER
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 ?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
prashant9885

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
iNc0g

ASKER
thanks.