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How to set BE to go on hold (or pause) during business hours

CWTokyo
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Hello,

We do full backups on Fridays then run Duplication over a slow MPLS line. Until we can upgrade this line, we need to tell BE to "pause" the Duplicate backups during business hours should a backup need to continue Monday morning. 

Our M-Th backups are incremental and the Duplicate backups of these only require about 2 hours (or less) to run, but duplicating the full backups take about 50-60 hours so they sometimes spill into Monday morning. 

Is there a way to pause all BE activity M-Th from say, 9:20 AM to 5:40 PM for duplicates? This isn't necessary on the actual job (full and incremental) but it would be helpful on the duplicate jobs since they get copied to a second NAS device in another office. Most of the time we have to cancel them so we only have partially reliable backups offsite.

 

Thank you.

 

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pkh
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No.  As I said before, once the job is running there is no way to pause/hold the job.  You either cancel the job or let it run to completion/failure.

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pkh
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You cannot pause a job when it is running.  You can hold the job to stop it from running if it has not been started.

CWTokyo
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pkh

Thank you. Is there a way to set it before it runs to not run during certain hours and go on hold for a certain period of time? 

Such as:

Fri 6PM ----------->Mon 9:20 AM -------------->Mon 5:45 PM--------->Tue 9:20AM

Job begins          Job goes on hold           On hold released       Job goes on hold (if not finished)

 

Anything like this possible?

pkh
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No.  As I said before, once the job is running there is no way to pause/hold the job.  You either cancel the job or let it run to completion/failure.

CWTokyo
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pkh

Right. As I said before, can it be set up this way BEFORE it runs? Not DURING, but before?

CWTokyo
Level 4

Sorry, after just re-reading your comments, I misunderstood, I didn't realize it can't be paused, manually or programmically. Got it. 

 

Thanks for the help.