Schedule options

The following table lists the options that you can select for scheduling jobs.

See Scheduling jobs.

Table: Schedule options



Current date and time

Displays the current date and time that is set on this computer

Run now

Runs the job immediately.

Run on Date at Time

Lets you schedule the job to run one time on the selected date at the selected time.

Run according to schedule

Lets you configure a schedule for a recurring job.

Edit Schedule Details

Lets you select the run days for a recurring job.

Effective date

Displays the day that the schedule begins if Run according to schedule is selected.

Time Window

Displays the specified period of time during which a job can begin on any scheduled day if Run according to schedule is selected.

When setting up the time during which a task runs, you can enter a time window that extends past midnight and into the next day. Bear in mind, however, that this may change the days on which the task runs. For example, if you schedule a task to run every Friday between 8:00 PM and 4:00 AM, it’s possible for the task to run on Saturday morning sometime before or at 4:00 AM. If you don’t want the task to run on Saturday, you must alter the time window, for example, by changing the ending value from 4:00 AM to 11:59:59 PM. Then, the task is confined to one day. When a time window crosses midnight, the start time is later in the day than the end time.

Backup Exec considers both the job’s time window and the resource’s availability window when it runs a job. If you schedule a job to run outside of the availability window, it does not run. Backup Exec displays an Invalid Schedule status for the job on the Job Monitor. When you schedule a job, be sure that the job’s time window is within the availability window for the resources.

See Priority and Availability backup options.

Submit job on hold

Lets you submit the job with an on-hold status.

You should select this option if you want to submit the job, but do not want the job to run until you change the job’s hold status.

Delete the job if the job successfully completes

Deletes jobs that complete successfully, have been created to run once, either now or at a scheduled time, and have not been created from a template.

Delete the job after the job completes

Deletes any jobs that complete, even with errors, have been created to run once, and have not been created from a template. Jobs that are created to run once are deleted whether they run immediately or are scheduled for a later time.

Do not delete the job

Keeps the jobs that were created to run once, and were not created from a template, in the Job Setup view. This option is selected by default.

Schedule options