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Scheduled tasks stopped working



  • Running PA on Windows 2008 Server
    Scheduled tasks
    Tasks start on scheduled time
    Then nothing happens. Status is running and thats it…

    Seems it doesn’t even start to build a file list…

    When I run the backup task manually everything works perfect.

    Already created new tasks and new pbs files. No change.

    Any ideas?


  • conexware

    what version of PA do you have running?



  • 11.60.23… I saw right now that there is a new version.

    Will an update solve my problem?


  • conexware

    dont know, try it out and let us know…

    did scheduled tasks work before? If so, did you change something before they stopped working? There has to be an reason.



  • I know. Did change nothing. After they stopped working updated PA.
    All PBS files screwed up. Did some new ones. Strange behavior. Some say not scheduled in PA. I can see in Windows Scheduler that they are scheduled.
    Anyway. PA starts the pbs files… Then stuck.

    I will update and try again. Why PBS Files never work after update of PA. Had that several times.



  • Still doesn’t work… I see all the tasks startet in time but not even one task is doing something.

    Any ideas?


  • conexware

    go to task scheduler, right click on the task and run it…. does it work then?



  • No it doesn’t

    Tasks starts… does nothing…


  • conexware

    but if you run same exact pbs manually it works fine?
    (doubleclicking on it from explorer)



  • Yes clicking from PA application works superb…!!


  • conexware

    @steiale:

    Yes clicking from PA application works superb…!!

    then something has to be wrong with task scheduler side of things… check one of the schedules, maybe it is running under wrong user or something similar.



  • Already checked several times…!! Can’t it be that there is something wrong with the PA Schedule string?
    User is domain admin. So it has to work…

    It it would run under wrong user it wouldn’t start or am I wrong there?

    When I run the scheduled task even a tmp file is created but then nothing. No idea why…


  • conexware

    @steiale:

    Already checked several times…!! Can’t it be that there is something wrong with the PA Schedule string?
    User is domain admin. So it has to work…

    It it would run under wrong user it wouldn’t start or am I wrong there?

    When I run the scheduled task even a tmp file is created but then nothing. No idea why…

    did you try manually to schedule pbs starting? that might give us few answers.



  • Yes I did… no success either…

    Put the whole string in cmd box… Error box comes up… The system cannot find the file specified… pbs will be emptied then… Has to do a pbs again… Think this is a bug…


  • conexware

    cant you browse to the pbs? That will make sure it works properly…



  • Sure I can… in cmd box and explorer…


  • conexware

    @steiale:

    Sure I can… in cmd box and explorer…

    dont confuse me :-). I mean in the task scheduler> New Task. Create new task and then browse to pbs script and set it up there, manually.

    ///

    For command prompt you probably did not full path properly (which is not important, disregard command prompt).



  • Created new task. Gave the script to start. PA will be started and does nothing…


  • conexware

    strange… i am trying to re-create similar situation and i cant.

    i mean if it works manually, then it means backup works… but also if it tasks starts it means task scheduler works.

    only thing that comes to my mind is possibility that user under which backup is running from scheduler might not have all the rights - can you check to make sure that it should be running under same user as you?



  • It does already. I start tasks as Domain admin… It worked for soo long absolutely great!!
    After the PA update I had to do all pbs files new and since then everything is screwed…

    I hava also no idea…


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