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Scheduled Tasks

Rockstor has the ability to set up scheduled tasks that are run at a specified frequency eg:- every minute / 30 minutes, daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly; and at a specified time in the case of lower frequencies.

The types of tasks currently supported are:-

  • Pool scrub
  • Share Snapshot

Creating a New Task

To create a new task click the Add Scheduled Task button in the Scheduled Tasks section of the System page; see the following sections Create a Scrub Task and Create a Snapshot Task for examples of creating tasks.

Create a Scrub Task

To create a scrub task enter the following:-

  • Task name and Task type ie scrub
  • Pool to scrub from the drop down
  • Frequency of task ie how often and when
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Then the Submit button.

Create a Snapshot Task

To create a snapshot task enter the following:-

  • Task name and Task type ie snapshot
  • Share to snapshot
  • Snapshot prefix the name of a snapshot taken at timestamp YYYY/MM/DD/HH/MM will be prefix_YYYYMMDDHHMM
  • Maximum count keep only this number of the most recent snapshots
  • Frequency of tasks ie how often and when
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Then the Submit button.

Edit an Existing Task

If you wish to Enable / Disable / Edit an Existing task use that task’s respective pen icon in the Actions column on the System page Scheduled Tasks section.

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And clicking on the pen of an existing task results in:-

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Note the Enable task? tick box within this edit page.

Delete a Task

To delete a task, click the Delete / bin icon in that tasks Actions column in the list of tasks available on the System page Scheduled Tasks section.