The Schedule tab. is used to execute backup operations on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
In order to run a scheduled backup, you must be using a stored connection. Without one you will see the following warning:
A scheduled backup requires a stored connection. You are currently connected without using such a stored connection. Please use the connection manager to create one and use it then for the login.
For instructions on creating a stored connection, see Chapter 7, Connection Dialog.
To enable scheduling for your backup project, check the Schedule this backup project checkbox. You will need to choose a target directory for the backup files and also a name for them. You can browse for a target directory by clicking the … button.
If you have enabled the Add Date/Time to Backup
Files option in the
Options dialog, then the date and time of the backup
will be appended to the file name automatically. See
Section 21.2.3, “Backup” for more
information on setting this option.
Once you have decided on a file name and target directory, you can set the interval of the backup operation. Regardless of your choice of daily, weekly, or monthly backups, you can set the time that the backup will occur by setting the Time option. Set the backup time in a 24 hour format (for example, 23:30).
When you select the Execute Backup Weekly option, a set of check boxes representing the days of the week will be displayed. Check the boxes corresponding to the days when you want to perform backups.
When you select the
Execute backup monthly
option, a list of dates will appear, allowing you to choose the
day of the month for backups.
Click the Save Project button to save your preferences. After your project is saved it will be executed at the next scheduled interval. To run the backup operation immediately click the Execute Backup Now button.