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Subject:Forcefully terminating Syncrify after some time
Creation date:11/30/11 10:39 AM
Last modified on:11/12/18 12:16 PM

Forcefully terminating backups

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If you are using build 749 or newer, click here to learn how to specify a timeout.
Often you may want to terminate a backup session if it takes too long. Consider the following scenario:
  • You have scheduled a backup to start at 10:00 PM every night
  • You want to make sure the backup finishes before 7:00 AM the next morning. If not, terminate the session to avoid a heavy load on your network.


You can specify a -timeout parameter as a command line argument to Syncrify Client. For example:
  • SyncrifyClient.exe -timeout 540 ProfileName.syncrify (Windows)
  • java -jar SyncrifyClient.jar -timeout 540 ProfileName.syncrify (Linux)
The value for -timeout parameter is specified in minutes. 540 represents the number of minutes between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM

On Windows, you can specify the command line argument in the Scheduled Task.

Aborting a backup
When monitoring is enabled, you can abort a running backup job without forcefully terminating the process. Click here for details.
  • Click Modify button for the schedule

  • Modify the value for the Run: field

Disadvantages of terminating

When -timeout parameter is used Syncrify will terminate the process with the following side effects:
  • The Syncrify server won't know about this event. It will continue thinking the Syncrify client is active for the next 5 hours and will eventually consider it dead.
  • No email will be sent for the job

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