Fits time interval
Applies to: Windows, Linux
Restricts a backup task’s start time to a specified interval.
A company uses different locations on the same network-attached storage for backing up users data and servers. The workday starts at 8AM and ends at 5 PM. Users’ data should be backed up as soon as the users log off, but not earlier than 4:30 PM and not later than 10 PM. Every day at 11 PM the company’s servers are backed up. So, all the users’ data should be preferably backed up before this time, in order to free network bandwidth. By specifying the upper limit as 10 PM, it is supposed that the backing up of users’ data does not take more than one hour. If a user is still logged on within the specified time interval, or logs off at any other time – do not back up the users’ data, i.e. skip task execution.
As a result,
(1) if the user logs off between 04:30:00 PM and 10:00:00 PM, the backup task will start immediately following the logging off.
(2) if the user logs off at any other time, the task will be skipped.
What if a task is scheduled to be executed at a certain time and this time is outside the specified time interval?
In this case, whether and when the task will run depends on the task start conditions: