Error-Handling Rule Settings options

You can create custom rules to set retry options and final job disposition for failed or canceled jobs. You can also edit existing rules.

See Creating a custom error-handling rule.

Table: Error-Handling Rule Settings options




Indicates the name for the error-handling rule. To add or update a custom error-handling rule, you must enter a rule name.

Final Job Status

Indicates the status for the job that will activate the rule. The job status can be viewed, but not modified.

The following statuses are available:

  • Error

  • Canceled

  • Failed

Error Category

Indicates the category of error for which the rule will be applied.

If you are editing a default or custom error-handling rule, the error category can be viewed, but not modified.

If you are creating a custom error-handling rule, you must select an error category that contains the errors to apply this rule to.

Available error categories include the following:

  • Other

  • Network

  • Server

  • Resource

  • Security

  • Backup Device

  • Backup Media

  • Job

  • System

  • Dispatch


Enables or disables the error-handling rule. This check box must be selected before you can set the retry options and the final job disposition options.

Available errors

Lists the error codes that are not associated with a custom error-handling rule. This field will not be displayed if you are editing a default error-handling rule.

If you are creating or editing a custom error-handling rule, you must select the check box of the error code that you want this rule to apply to. You can select up to 28 error codes.

To change the list of available errors, select a different error category.

Retry job

Allows Backup Exec to retry the job.

Maximum retries

Indicates the number of times you want the job retried. The maximum number of times the job can be retried is 99.

Retry interval

Indicates the number of minutes to wait before the job is retried. The maximum number of minutes is 1440.

Place job on hold until error condition has been manually cleared

Places the job on hold until you can manually clear the error. After you clear the error, you must remove the hold for the job.

Reschedule for its next scheduled service

Runs the job at the next scheduled occurrence.


Shows any miscellaneous information for the error-handling rule.

Error-Handling Rule Settings options