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How to schedule jobs that run at only certain times

Created: 15 May 2013 | 5 comments

Using BE 2012, I have a job that performs a full backup once a week.  I want to schedule incremental backups to run every hour between 7am and 7pm on weekdays (Mon-Fri).  How is that accomplished in the new interface?

Thanks, in advance.

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Donald Eady's picture

Unfortunately RHopkinson.. You would not be able to accomplish this. You are able to run the full weekly and then the hourly incremental backups throughout the week but you would not be able to run only within a specified block of time "Mon - Fri 7am - 7pm"

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RHopkinson's picture

Thanks for the quick reply.  Would it be possible to schedule the incrementals between 7am - 7pm without specifying the days? 

Donald Eady's picture

I hate to say no again but this isnt possible either. You can configure the incremental intervals to run at a given time but not within a given time slot.. if that makes since. I believe that this is being adressed in future releases where the ability to tell B.E. not to run a job after a given time or before a given time would again be possible as it was in 2010. But i would not be able to provide any type of time line for this enhancement. 

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pkh's picture

To run jobs within certain hours of the days, you can do either of the following.

1) See my article below

2) Schedule a series of daily jobs.

Suppose you want to run the incremental jobs at hourly intervals starting from 9 a.m.  You create an incremental job and use the days recurrance schedule and schedule it for 9 a.m.  You then create another job with the days recurrance schedule and schedule it for 10 a.m.  You continue creating incremental jobs until you are done.

Donald Eady's picture

PKH... Awesome Article ... I am not terrible familiar with BEMCLI... I will be sure to book mark your article... Thanks again 

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