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Recurring backup job

Created: 05 Nov 2012 | 2 comments


I am running Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R2.

There is a particular backup job that is scheduled to run every Saturday at 00:05. The job is configured to "start no earlier than 00:05:00 and no later than 18:10:00."

The job ran last weekend and started as configured on Saturday at 00:05 and completed on Sunday at 03:45:12. The job then started AGAIN on Sunday at 03:50:13 (5 minutes after it completed) and completed on Monday at 06:41:05. The job then started AGAIN on Monday at 06:46:08 (5 minutes after it completed) and I cancelled it this morning ...

The job seems to restart 5 minutes after it finished. Where is this setting?

The job is part of a policy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Colin Weaver's picture

Check the restart time interval in the Schedule section of the template inside the policy, if you only want it to run once a day the restart timesings should not be enabled.

Also check that no times are set in the Selection List availability window

tmelv79's picture


Neither of these options are selected. Could there be some global setting within Tools > Options of Backup Exec that I am missing ?

thanks ...