Backups every 24 hours.


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Hello,

I am trying to create a schedule that runs every 24 hours. I have a notebook and all I can set the schedule for is 1 time a day every day at the same time. The problem with that is let's say I have a one a day scheduled for 12am. My system was shut down today at midnight and wasn't turned on until 10:30pm tonight. The backup runs at 10:30pm as expected but at midnight it runs again. I don't want the backup to run again for 24 hours. Is there a way to create a schedule for once every 24 hours since the last backup?

I hope it is clear what I am having problems with. If more info is needed don't hesitate to ask.

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To my knowledge, the only thing you can do is insure that the late image you speak of above does not get done.  That way the next image will be on time as scheduled.

This can be done with a selection in the schedule entry under "Conditions" that allows you to unCHECK the setting, "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled task is missed."

Since your System was down during most of the last 24-hour period, System changes are not really being missed.

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That's correct.  Until Reflect 7.3, Reflect only used Windows Task Scheduler to run scheduled backups, and I don't believe WTS has a way to schedule jobs so that they occur at a dynamic time that's calculated based on waiting a specified interval from the actual run time of the previous job.  With Reflect 7.3, Macrium introduced their own task scheduler engine, but that was at least initially intended to avoid Reflect backup schedules getting affected by Windows Task Scheduler bugs, particularly those relating to DST transitions.  Macrium may add new scheduling features now that they've got their own scheduler, but that hasn't happened yet.

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It could be hacked around with scripting, basically checking the timestamp of the most recent file in the target directory say hourly, & then firing off a backup if it's more than 24 hours old. While possible, that approach seems way more trouble than avoiding an extra or skipped backup is worth just using the available options.
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Everyone thank you for your comments. I hope this ability gets implemented someday.

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