Feature Request: Retry (Failed) Scheduled Backups


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Greetings,

Some scheduled backup 'failures' are temporary in nature.  For example, if a source or target drive is not available at the time of the scheduled backup, it fails.   The source or target drive may be temporarily unavailable, and it would be useful if Reflect could 'retry' in such conditions.

Ideally the backup definition Retry Count (number of times Reflect should attempt to complete the backup) and Retry Delay (time between retry attempts) could be user specified per scheduled backup definition.

Thoughts?
Andrew
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This isn't hard to arrange in a batch job or powershell script, though I'd argue it's better to arrange to test for such conditions before making the first try if you're operating where it's likely, usually also fairly straightforward.

I'm not opposed to the idea, in principle, it just seems unnecessary.
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Beardy - 17 February 2021 10:09 AM
This isn't hard to arrange in a batch job or powershell script, though I'd argue it's better to arrange to test for such conditions before making the first try if you're operating where it's likely, usually also fairly straightforward.

I'm not opposed to the idea, in principle, it just seems unnecessary.

Hello Beardy,
If we utilise scripts/programs there are virtually no limitations, however I'm suggesting a product improvement  (Retry Count and Retry Delay) only for failed scheduled backups.  
It this kind of option is available in Reflects Scheduled Backups Definition, we all get access to a 'standard' part of the product.  No external scripts/programs required.

It would be very handy to defined a scheduled backup with "If it fails, retry 3 times at 10 minute intervals".  With 2 check boxes Smile
Regards, Andrew


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I proposed an idea along these lines in this forum section a while ago: https://forum.macrium.com/22024/Opportunistic-backups-incl-resuming-interrupted-backups
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As I said, I'm not opposed to the idea, even if working around it not being present is relatively straightforward.  I would, however, be wanting to see warnings logged for the failed attempts, so the job could be set up in a manner where it didn't routinely trigger retries.
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