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Problem : Scheduling Job Bug!! - Daily Job honors only Weekly, but not for Monthly and Yearly Job

Created: 31 Oct 2013 | 3 comments

Hi Everyone,

I have a problem scheduling BE2010 Jobs in GFS style,

BE2012 SP2 is implemented

Here is the schedule that I need to do

  • Yearly Full
  • Monthly Full
  • Bi-Weekly Full (or Weekly Full, anyway)
  • Daily Differential (or Incremental, anyway)

Job start at the same time for every schedule (11:00pm)

Expectation, If jobs conflict in the same day, Yearly Job must take precedence over Monthly Jobs, and over Weekly Jobs, and then Daily Jobs.

So if Monthly Jobs or Yearly Jobs conflict with Daily Jobs, Daily Jobs should skip itself for running on that day.

But what I see in the actual behavior of BE 2012 is not as I expected.

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Weekly Full takes over Daily Differential (Correct!!)

But if the daily job conflicts with Monthly job, daily job will run in parallel with Monthly job (not correct!!!)

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If the daily job conflicts with Yearly job, daily job will run in parallel with Yearly job also (not correct!!!)

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So the daily jobs will honor only Weekly Jobs. If all of schedule run at the same day, only Yearly Jobs will run.

If Yearly, Monthly, Weekly, Daily jobs are scheduled to run, only Yearly Job will take precedence.

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I do not need daily jobs to run at the day any Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Full backup run.

Please help, if it has any solution for this.

 

Thank you very much.

 

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Colin Weaver's picture

Hmm I haven't tested this where the sequence is two apart (because the end of year is not the same date as the weekly would run) I will try and do this next week (as I am out of office for next few days)  However I think you should also log a formal support case about the issue. 

Jaydeep S's picture

This should work. Here are a couple of articles about this that can provide a detailed explaination about the default behaviour

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/superseding-jobs-be-2012

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH189291

If you have any job logs that show it is not working, please open a support case.

komglish rangphonsumrit's picture

Hi Collin, Jaydeep,

Thanks a lot for your recommendation. Anyway, everything I tried, the result is the same, daily differential jobs will schedule to run in parallel with Montyly and Yearly jobs.

After trying with several combinations, daily Jobs seems to be tied with Weekly scheduled jobs only.

* Only one combination that works like mentioned in KB is, daily, weekly, monthly scheduled to run on the same day, only monthly jobs will run and others will be superseded.

In my case, Weekly jobs are scheduled to run on every Sunday, while Monthly and yearly jobs are not schedule to run on Weekend like Weekly Jobs, but it is scheduled to run on the last day of month and the last day of year, which may be anyday. So it will not be the same case as *

Before opening a support case, I would like to hear if anyone face the same problem like me.

 

Thank you very much.