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How do I de-activate any schedule temporarily.

Created: 28 Oct 2012 • Updated: 20 Nov 2012 | 5 comments
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There is a bakup policy configured with 3 backup schedules (FULL, DIFF or INCR, LOG). I want to temporarily de-activate one schedule Ex:Diff or Incr so that only full or log can be fired. How can I do that with out removing the frequency or calender schedule?

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Nicolai's picture

You clear out the opening window for that schedule. If there is no allowed run time the schedule won't start.

 

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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Marianne's picture

No functionality in NBU to disable particular schedule. 

Check backup windows. Best to not have Full and Incr backup windows open at the same time.
What schedule type is LOG?

For frequency-based schedules, if both full and incremental are due, the schedule with the lower frequency (longer period between backups) will be submitted..

Extract from an old Admin Guide:

Jobs from the schedule with the lower frequency (longer period between backups) always get higher priority. For example, a schedule with a backup frequency of one year has priority over a schedule with a backup frequency of one month.

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Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

I usually set exclude date until next run day.

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vemuri_rajesh's picture

I feel, if Symantec add one more radio button option as "None" along with Calendar & Frequency schedule and if we put the schedule in none, backup for that schedule will not run till we change to either calender or frequency.

captain jack sparrow's picture

Better would be create schedule and do not specify any window or dates. Keep it to calender 

It won't run

Else Set client itself to offline untill under Master server host properties or say set offline untill for Policy itself ;-)

 Cheers !!!

CJS