ESS 5 and Win7 task scheduler

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  1. BellaBoo

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    hello :)

    2 things i want my computer to do on a schedule: scan and then a backup.

    my computer goes to sleep after 30 minutes of idle [i like that], but my stumbling block is that it doesn't 'wake up' for my weekly scan [in prep for backup].

    under power options, i've asked it to 'allow wake timers', for which i believe should work for my ESS scheduled scan!

    i've 'allowed' win7 [instead of my backup program] to 'control' my backup schedule and in task scheduler, i've ticked the 'wake up' box.

    but i'm at a loss in understanding how to set up a win 7 task schedule to perform a computer scan [in prep for the backup] because it appears that the computer being in sleep mode, doesn't 'wake up' to perform the scan scheduled in ess 5 [despite having ticked the 'wake up' box in power options]!

    does my post sound a tad frantic!??! it's been a few weeks and i'm still trying to work it out and here it is, friday night, it's gone 1am and here i am on the computer trying to make sense of it all.

    is there anyone out there who can help me with this?

    step by step screen cap instructions would be most welcome :)

    much thanks for any assistance and guidance, gratefully accepted :)
     
  2. BellaBoo

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    hello :)

    can no one tell me how to set win7's task scheduler to run an ESS5 scan!?!?
     
  3. Marcos

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    Unlike Windows Scheduler, ekrn falls into sleep mode like other processes so it cannot check if conditions to run a task have been fulfilled. I'll add it to the wishlist so that the developers investigate if it's programatically possible to accomplish it. What I can suggest is that you create a task via Windows Scheduler that will run ecls.exe with the appropriate parameters to scan the desired folders.
     
  4. BellaBoo

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    hey marcos :)

    thanks for the info and thanks too for adding it to the wishlist! i'll delete that task i created yesterday using ekrn.exe.

    ok! let me see how i go with that...

    thanks so much for your help :)
     
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    ok! i've gone ahead and altered the task from ekrn to ecls. am i right in assuming that ecls is the executable for performing the scan that i've set up in ess5's scan scheduler?

    i ask because there is no facility in win7's task scheduler to indicate the appropriate parameters to scan the desired folders; those i have set up in ess5's scan scheduler to perform the very task i am trying to set up in win7's task scheduler.

    maybe i need to rethink this whole thing; it all just seems too hard...
     
  6. Marcos

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    Ecls.exe is a standalone command-line scanner. For a list of available parameters, run "ecls.exe --help".
     
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    right, so i plugged that [and other variations] into 'run' and had no success. so i ran 'cmd' and plugged it into that resulting with ' "..." is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file'.

    it doesn't help that the cmd line points to my d:\ drive when the exe is located on c:\ - it wouldn't let me change it, nor did it recognise the c:\ drive string pointing to the location of the file.

    so i guess i'm having to rethink the whole thing; so very tiresome really...

    nevermind. thanks for all your help marcos :)

    i hope the developers find a way to make it happen.
     
  8. BellaBoo

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    hello :)

    just letting you know that the scan occurred as a scheduled task as did the backup.

    i checked my computer a half hour after the start time and found that the scan was running *yay*; i set the task to 'start a program' using 'ekrn.exe' and the scan i had designed and scheduled to start at the same time in ess5 was triggered!

    excellent result :D
     
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