Established Member.. Darren Etheridg
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DP Date Scheduling

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Has HP been able to resolve the scheduling problems like trying to schedule a job for the "END OF MONTH"? Right now, you have to pick the 30th of the month and fix any exceptions that have more/less than 30 days in a month?
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CBee Absent Member.
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Re: DP Date Scheduling

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With scheduled increments on those days (for the same jobs) will run as expected.

However, if the jobs are scheduled at the same time (20:00 in the example) then it is possible the increment starts (based on the previous backups) and if they take more than an hour, the full never runs.

Hence, best to schedule the full a couple of minutes before the increments so you are sure the full backup runs. The increment will either time-out or runn straigh after the full (with obviously not that much data)
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Cassiano Mafra Absent Member.
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Darren,

I guess Data Protector doesn't have such an option, but you can do the following:

All backup jobs schedules are stored in files located at the Data Protector installation directory, if you installed it at drive C: they should be at:

H:\Program Files\OmniBack\Config\Server\Schedules

Look for the file corresponding to the Job you want to run at the last day of the month and edit it to the following:


-full
-day 31 -month Jan
-at 20:00

-full
-day 28 -month Feb
-at 20:00

-full
-day 31 -month Mar
-at 20:00

-full
-day 30 -month Apr
-at 20:00

-full
-day 31 -month May
-at 20:00

-full
-day 30 -month Jun
-at 20:00

-full
-day 31 -month Jul
-at 20:00

-full
-day 31 -month Aug
-at 20:00

-full
-day 30 -month Sep
-at 20:00

-full
-day 31 -month Oct
-at 20:00

-full
-day 30 -month Nov
-at 20:00

-full
-day 31 -month Dec
-at 20:00

This is to run at 20:00, if you want something else just edit the file.

Save the file and check your schedule again at Data Protector.
Established Member.. Darren Etheridg
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Re: DP Date Scheduling

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Good idea... Thanks!
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Convergo Absent Member.
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What will happen with scheduled incrementals on those days ?
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OldSchool Absent Member.
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"What will happen with scheduled incrementals on those days ?"

uh...the same thing that would normally happen.

if the above "fulls" complete before the "incrementals" run, then then the incr will be based on that "full", if not, they will be based on the prior full backup. Potentially, they could also fail, depends on free drives, available tapes, timeouts and so forth.

of course, if the object names are all different, then the incremental won't see the full note above.
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Re: DP Date Scheduling

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With scheduled increments on those days (for the same jobs) will run as expected.

However, if the jobs are scheduled at the same time (20:00 in the example) then it is possible the increment starts (based on the previous backups) and if they take more than an hour, the full never runs.

Hence, best to schedule the full a couple of minutes before the increments so you are sure the full backup runs. The increment will either time-out or runn straigh after the full (with obviously not that much data)
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