Annoying rescheduling task every x weeks

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  1. jeanm

    jeanm Registered Member

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    Hello,
    I am using TI 11, and i did not found any way to modify scheduled tasks, scheduled every x weeks. Is there any other tool to modify slightly a scheduled task every 4 weeks (for example). Right now i am obliged to wait the day before the scheduled week to modify the time for example.
    My usage is: Ii have 4 scheduled tasks on Monday every 4 weeks. at 09:30:00 (1st task on week #1, 2nd task on week #2......4th task on week #4).
    It was at first very annoying to schedule each of the 4 tasks on the Sunday before the week to be scheduled (why there is no START DATE to schedule a task every x weeks...).
    But if i want to modify for example the time of one task, i need to wait at least a 2 or 3 days before the task schedule to avoid to break the 4 weeks chain.
    Any tool to display the tasks scheduled with the next schedule DATE (or start date), and the possibility to modify, date, scheduling, time.....
    Many thanks for your answer....
     
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    Hello jeanm,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that there is currently no option in Acronis True Image to set a different schedule start date/time. If you want us to change the behavior of Acronis True Image in any way or add some new features to this product, please feel free to post any of your suggestions in Acronis True Image WISH-LIST thread.

    As a workaround, we may recommend you to run Acronis Tasks using Windows scheduler. See this thread for details.

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
  3. jeanm

    jeanm Registered Member

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    Hi Marat,
    Thanks for the workaround (using Windows scheduler), it seems to work, as there is the possibility to set the "start date" for a x weeks schedule.
    For the Acronis True Image WISH-LIST thread , i already posted a "wish" on January 1st 2006 (i was using TI 9 at that time), i found also many complaints from others users about the "start date" problem. But TI development does not care.....
    Regards.
    Jean
     
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    Hello Marat,
    After deep testing using "Windows Scheduler", i found that "Windows scheduler" ignore the task (or do not start the task), if the time date was over while the PC is Power OFF.
    I did not find any option like:
    "If the PC is Power Off, execute the missed task at the next Power On"
    Is there any other "workaround" o_O
    I tried "12Ghost Timer"shareware, this option is built in, but.....is missing the possibility to schedule tasks on more the 1 day in a week every 3 weeks....and i need to schedule one task on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday in one week every 3 weeks....otherwise i have to schedule many, many tasks to do the same job....
    Sorry to insist, but the best way would be to implement the "start date" in ATI scheduler....
    Requested also in the "Wish list", on Sept 5,2005 / Nov 8, 2005 / Nov 11, 2006 / June 27, 2007.
    Regards
    Jean
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
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    jeanm Registered Member

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    Hello,
    Found "Auto Task 2000 V3.73" it seems to work as needed.
    Great scheduler, look like Windows scheduler + start missed task at power on, and more.
    I will test it more in deep, and if there is no pb for a while, i will buy it.
    For those having the same problem with ATI scheduler, try it.....
    Jean
     
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