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Document ID:1568
Subject:Manually creating a schedule task in Windows
Creation date:11/12/10 10:17 AM
Last modified on:11/13/13 3:47 PM


Manually creating a backup job

Note

These instructions are applicable if you are using Syncrify client on Windows. Additionally, they can be used on both Service-based as well as Integrated client.

Although Syncrify users a background service to trigger backup jobs, in certainly condition you might want to create these tasks manually using the built-in Windows Task Scheduler. One such example is running backups on customized schedule. For instance you can use the following steps to run backups only on certain weekdays.

Steps to create a scheduled task manually

  • Start Windows Scheduler. On Windows 8, search for the word "Schedule". See image below.
  • Then, Create a Basic Task.
  • Specify a name for the task and schedule for the task
  • Next, select a program to run. For convinience, click the Browse button and select the location of BackupClient.exe file


    Specify the name of the profile as an argument. This value is specified as MyCloud.syncrify in the screenshot above. Ensure the name of the profile ends with .syncrify

    IMPORTANT: Several variations occur for the EXE name. These are: SyncrifyClient.exe, BackupClient.exe, SyncrifyBackupClient.exe . Check the path where Syncrify Client is installed to confirm the name of the EXE file.

Syncrify Client type

The instructions mentioned above apply to both Service-based as well as Integerated client. Therefore, even if you use Windows Scheduler to trigger backup jobs, it is recommended you use the service-based client, which has some additional benefits.




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