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https://forum.macrium.com/Topic59683.aspx

By BigBen - 10 March 2022 5:21 PM

Hi,
the Site Manager is a very cool tool to manage Macrium's backups!
But two things i'm missing a bit:
1. Forecast Widget for all or for selectable schedules in one Widget. So i could see at a glance what backup is next.
2. A Widget for queued backups

That would be great!
Thanks and kind regards
BinBen
By Alex - 17 March 2022 11:36 AM

Hi, 

Thanks for the feedback! I've passed the first one along to the dev team - we think it's a good idea to have an at-a-glance single place to see all the next upcoming scheduled things. 

I'm not sure I understand #2 though - what would this show?
By BigBen - 17 March 2022 12:21 PM

Alex - 17 March 2022 11:36 AM
Hi, 

Thanks for the feedback! I've passed the first one along to the dev team - we think it's a good idea to have an at-a-glance single place to see all the next upcoming scheduled things. 

I'm not sure I understand #2 though - what would this show?

Hi,
thanks for your reply :-)

To #2: Now and then i have the situation, that a drive needs two backups one after another. Then the first backup starts and the 2nd one is in queue until the first one ends. That situation happens i.e. if a machine is not online when a backup schedule want to backup it. So, when turining on the machine, more than one backup schedule want start at the same time (option Defer backups until computer is online in the schedule options). I hope, you understand what i mean :-)
A widget for such a case would be very appreciated to see which backup jobs are in queue.

Thanks and kind regards
BigBen
By Alex - 17 March 2022 12:31 PM

BigBen - 17 March 2022 12:21 PM
Alex - 17 March 2022 11:36 AM
Hi, 

Thanks for the feedback! I've passed the first one along to the dev team - we think it's a good idea to have an at-a-glance single place to see all the next upcoming scheduled things. 

I'm not sure I understand #2 though - what would this show?

Hi,
thanks for your reply :-)

To #2: Now and then i have the situation, that a drive needs two backups one after another. Then the first backup starts and the 2nd one is in queue until the first one ends. That situation happens i.e. if a machine is not online when a backup schedule want to backup it. So, when turining on the machine, more than one backup schedule want start at the same time (option Defer backups until computer is online in the schedule options). I hope, you understand what i mean :-)
A widget for such a case would be very appreciated to see which backup jobs are in queue.

Thanks and kind regards
BigBen

Ah, I see - so that would include backups that are deferred (waiting for a slot in the repository before they can run) and blocked (waiting for another backup on the same machine to finish, upgrading, remote syncing)?

Would a list of computers with pending backups be better, or a list of the things that are waiting?
By BigBen - 17 March 2022 12:38 PM

Alex - 17 March 2022 12:31 PM
BigBen - 17 March 2022 12:21 PM
Alex - 17 March 2022 11:36 AM
Hi, 

Thanks for the feedback! I've passed the first one along to the dev team - we think it's a good idea to have an at-a-glance single place to see all the next upcoming scheduled things. 

I'm not sure I understand #2 though - what would this show?

Hi,
thanks for your reply :-)

To #2: Now and then i have the situation, that a drive needs two backups one after another. Then the first backup starts and the 2nd one is in queue until the first one ends. That situation happens i.e. if a machine is not online when a backup schedule want to backup it. So, when turining on the machine, more than one backup schedule want start at the same time (option Defer backups until computer is online in the schedule options). I hope, you understand what i mean :-)
A widget for such a case would be very appreciated to see which backup jobs are in queue.

Thanks and kind regards
BigBen

Ah, I see - so that would include backups that are deferred (waiting for a slot in the repository before they can run) and blocked (waiting for another backup on the same machine to finish, upgrading, remote syncing)?

Would a list of computers with pending backups be better, or a list of the things that are waiting?

A list of the things that are waiting would be great :-)