Using Windows Scheduler

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by bill7102, Feb 19, 2005.

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  1. bill7102

    bill7102 Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    Is it possible to use Acronis True Image 8 with the normal Windows Scheduler in XP Professional? I would like to start and stop services before and after the backup.
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello bill7102,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis True Image (

    You may start ans stop Acronis True Image services but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to create the back up when some of these services are stopped.

    Please see the following Acronis startup services description:

    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 7.0 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.

    All Acronis resident modules uses very little amount of physical memory in normal state (when no imaging or other task is performed) since operating system swaps them off to the swap file on the hard disk.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
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