Schedule Periodic Operations
DiskBoss provides the ability to execute disk space analysis and file management operations periodically at specific time intervals, weekly or monthly schedules, etc. The user is provided with the ability to define an unlimited number of periodic jobs with each one configured to execute one or more disk space analysis or file management commands.
Each periodic job can be started by multiple hourly, daily, weekly and/or monthly triggers with different schedules for each trigger allowing one to execute disk space analysis and file management operations at different times depending on the week day, month day, etc. In addition, the user is provided with the ability to execute multiple disk space analysis and/or file management operations in each periodic job.
By default, DiskBoss executes multiple commands specified in a periodic job sequentially one after one. In order to analyze files located on multiple physical disks or multiple severs or NAS storage devices more effectively, DiskBoss provides the ability to execute multiple disk space analysis or file management operations in parallel.
In order to add a periodic job trigger, press the 'Add' button located on the right side of the periodic job triggers view. DiskBoss provides the following five types of periodic job triggers: periodic, daily, weekly, monthly and a single time trigger.
The regular periodic job trigger starts selected disk space analysis or file management commands according to the selected time interval, which may be specified in minutes or hours. The daily periodic job trigger starts selected commands every day exactly at the specified time.
The weekly periodic job trigger starts commands according to the selected week days and the specified time of the day. Let's assume that a backup operation should be executed every Monday at 12am and every Tuesday at 2am. In this case, the user can add two periodic job triggers with the first one configured to start the backup operation every Monday at 12am and the second trigger configured to start the backup operation every Tuesday at 2am.
The monthly periodic job trigger provides the ability to execute disk space analysis or file management commands on specific month days. Finally, the single time periodic job trigger allows one to schedule execution of disk space analysis and/or file management operations on an exact date and time.
An arbitrary number of triggers may be combined in a single periodic job allowing one to precisely control how and when to execute automated disk space analysis and/or file management operations. Periodic jobs available in DiskBoss Pro and DiskBoss Ultimate are executed in the DiskBoss GUI application and in order to work properly the GUI application should be continuously running. Another option is to use DiskBoss Server, which runs in the background as a service and is capable of executing multiple periodic disk space analysis and/or file management operations even when no one is logged in.