Scheduler

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peckville
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Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:53 pm

Scheduler

Post by peckville »

The built in scheduler does not start.
I tried to go with Windows Scheduler. Backup4all asks for a user name and password to use Windwos Scheduler.
I do NOT use a password, just a user name.
BAckup4all will not permit me to use Windows Scheduler without a password.
I do NOT want to use a password.
Do I need to manually backup now?

Adrian (Softland)
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Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:46 pm

Re: Scheduler

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

Do you get any error message when setting up the scheduler in Backup4all?
Is there any user logged on when the scheduled task starts?
Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

gregqik
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Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:17 am

Re: Scheduler

Post by gregqik »

I have found the Windows Task Scheduler will NOT work wothout a password.

The only way I could get it to work was to create a log-in password.

You could create a different log-in with a password, and set your back-up tasks to use those credentials in Windows Task Scheduler. ;)

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Scheduler

Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,

If you want to run the scheduled task when no user is logged on, you need to use the Windows Scheduler from Backup4all. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, running a scheduled task without a password is considered by Microsoft a security risk that is why it won't work.
If your scheduled tasks will be executed when a user is logged on, you can use the Built-in scheduler which does not require a password.
Do you know you can monitor your backups remotely with Backup4all Monitor? You can read more here: https://www.backup4all.com/backup4all-monitor.html

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