Showing posts with label Schedule. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Schedule. Show all posts

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Crontab for Windows #iLoveScripting

While working on one of my project, I required to take backup of all the work which I have completed coz workplace is shared among many developers.
     So being a Linux person, I was looking for something simple like Crontab but ended with Windows Task Scheduler. 

Tool is simple but not as Linux Crontab But it did the work asked by me :-)

How to Use Task Scheduler - 

  • Login with Admin privilege user account  
  • Open Run and "Taskschd.msc"
  •  Or  Go to Start --> Control Panel --> System and Maintenance --> Administrative Tools --> Task Scheduler
  • Click on "Create Task" on right hand side
  • This will open a Wizard to create Task
  • Fill the Task Name, Owner, Privilege and Configured for as below - 
  • Now, Click on Next Tab - Trigger, Here you have to define the time when you want to execute the program
  • You can fill the different Setting to customize your schedule.
  • Now, Click on "Action Tab"
  • In this tab, you have to define the action, such as when triggered what program/script should be execute
  • Click OK
  • You can see your task created under "Task Scheduler Library"

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Friday, 29 January 2016

Where to get DataStage Scheduled jobs ?

Did you guys ever try to find out how the scheduler works when we schedule jobs by DataStage scheduler? Interesting na !!

So, let's have a discussion how this is happening.

DataStage itself doesn't contain any scheduling system or application but it is using OS-level scheduling techniques which is OS-level job scheduler.

If the DataStage server is on Linux/Unix/*nix OS. That's "at" and "cron"

'at -lv' or 'at -l' will show any jobs that are scheduled to run once, 'crontab -l' will show jobs that are scheduled to repeat

On Windows, the jobs become entries in the Scheduled Tasks control panel. In GUI, you can't understand much. But we can extract and dump this information to see it better.

'schtasks /query /v /fo list' command give you a proper formatted information about the scheduled jobs.

Windows has nice output format options, and (with the verbose switch) lots of info, including the next run time, last run time and last result, so you can tell if a job actually ran when it was supposed to.  You may need to use a batch script to filter out the specific entry.

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