How the scheduler works
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The Kiwi Syslog Server integrated scheduler allows you to run various tasks; at a specified time or interval, or when Kiwi Syslog Server starts-up or shuts-down.
It is a fully functional scheduling tool, with the ability to run task specific to Kiwi Syslog Server (eg. Log Archiving, Log Clean-ups or Running a Kiwi Syslog Script action), as well as the ability to run any other Windows process or program.
The schedule frequencies available range from a one-off process, through to yearly (annual) tasks and every discernable interval in between, including minute-to-minute, daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Schedule exceptions can also be added to exclude certain dates, such as public holidays, scheduled network outage times, etc.
Figure 3; shows a sample Scheduled Archive task.
There are four task types that can be run:
Figure 1 - Shows the Schedule Task Type, selectable from the drop-down at the top of the schedule options screen.
And (depending on each task-type) these may be triggered:
Figure 2 - Shows the Scheduled Task Trigger, selectable from the drop-down at the top of the schedule options screen.
Figure 3 - Scheduled Archive Task, runs 4 hourly; except on weekends.
Add a Schedule:
To create a new schedule, select the "Schedules" node in the Kiwi Syslog Server Setup properties tree, and click the "Create new item" button in the toolbar.
Other Schedule selection options:
When a schedule is selected, there are various options that are available through the schedules context menu (or through the toolbar at the top-right of the Setup window).
To access the schedules context menu, right-click on a selected schedule.