Arcronis TI11 processes

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by mrQQ, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. mrQQ

    mrQQ Registered Member

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    Hello,

    Acronis TI11 Home starts these processes:

    Service:
    schedul2.exe

    Processes:
    schedhlp.exe
    timountermonitor.exe
    trueimagemonitor.exe

    Which of these are really needed? I only need it to periodically make backups, i'm not using any image mounting or anything else. Why are there two schedulling processes?

    And perhaps I can do whole schedulling with windows scheduller?
     
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    schedul2.exe - Acronis scheduling service. This service is started on the computer startup and remains active until the computer is turned off. It is used by Acronis software to start scheduled tasks. Note that Acronis True Image always schedule image creation tasks, even if you start the "Image creation" operation. Thus if you stop Acronis scheduling service, then you loose the ability to create images in Windows.

    schedhlp.exe - Acronis scheduling service helper. This program monitors the logons and logoffs in the running system and notifies Acronis scheduling service about them. It is started when a user logs into the system and terminates when the user logs off. Acronis True Image uses this program to schedule tasks on user logon/logoff and to run non-scheduled "Image creation" operation.

    TrueImageMonitor.exe - Acronis True Image Monitor. This program provides the interface between running Acronis True Image tasks and the user. It allows to observe the tasks progress and cancel the running tasks. It is started when a user logs into the system and terminates when the user logs off. This program is not required by Acronis True Image to perform its tasks, and can be terminated if you think it occupies too much memory, but you will loose the ability to control running Acronis True Image tasks.
     
  3. shieber

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    Thre's a lot of history on this in the forums as this comes up every few months. General consensus is that a user won't actually notice any benefit by removing the standard services.
     
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    Using Jv16 I have the following disabled in startup

    Acronis Scheduler2 Service
    AcronisTimounterMonitor
    TrueImageMonitor.exe

    I have never found a need for them. I can still make and restore full images on a manual basis - I have no interest in incremental, differential, scheduling or Acronis Twilight zones. On most machines I don't even bother to install - just run from the emergency CD and keep the clutter off them machine
     
  5. mrQQ

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    thank you for your reply!

    i'm sorry that i didn't search enough, i guess indeed these questions are asked very often.

    however, i think that 4 processes per one application suite is way too much.

    even if none of them use much resources, windows still have to process cpu switching for them, they take up handles, etc. i think that one process would really be enough.

    so far, i've disabled all 4 of them, and use windows scheduller to execute a backup script. works fine.
     
  6. shieber

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    You'd be awfully hard pressed to come up with a practical computer use that showed that it made a diff whether they were unloaded, except for some ATI operations -- that's all I'm saying. It's not as if other programs are going to run noticeably faster or windows crash less often.
     
  7. mrQQ

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    perhaps the difference is negligible, but it still is there. the easiest example being cpu schedulling - windows still need to process messages to/from these processes, even if they are doing nothing (almost).
     
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