[Manual] Automation - Execution Plans

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2017 10:41PM CEST

Automation - Execution Plans

Contents:
General Description
Creating Execution Plan
Defining Schedule for Execution Plan
Execution Plan Results
 

General description

The Execution Plans function allows you to define backup job step sequences and/or scripts in the form of execution plans. Execution plans do not only contain the process steps but also their sequence.
 

Opening dialog

1. Go to Automation > Execution Plans.
⇨ The Execution Plans dialog is opened.
 
Grafik aus 'Execution Plans' (Execution_PlansNr.jpg)

Description

Section
Description
Grafik aus 'Backup Jobs' (Zahl_1.jpg)
List of collections with assigned execution plans.
Individual execution plans are grouped in Collections.
This window features a shortcut menu with the following options:
Grafik aus 'Execution Plans' (Execution_Kontexmenü_1.jpg)
Add collection
Creates a new collection. The default name for new collections is Execution Plans and must be overwritten with a proper name.
Add plan
Creates a new plan for the selected collection.
Remove plan
Remove the selected execution plan.
Rename plan
Renames the selected execution plan.
Start plan
Starts the execution plan.
Zahl_2 Execution Properties
Shows the properties of the execution plan selected in Grafik aus 'Backup Jobs' (Zahl_1.jpg).
In this section, you can use the shortcut menu to add backup jobs and scripts to the selected execution plan.
 
The shortcut menu includes the following functions/options:
Grafik aus 'Execution Plans' (Execution_Kontexmenü_2.jpg)
New task item
Use this function to add backup jobs and scripts to the execution plan.
  • Backup Job
  • Central script
  • Local script
Edit
Select this option to edit already added backup jobs or scripts.
Delete
Click here to delete the selected backup job or script.
Execution properties
Click here to select the time schedule for the entire execution plan.
Grafik aus 'Backup Jobs' (Zahl_3.jpg)
List of existing execution plans with attributes.
 
 

Creating execution plan

 

Objective

You wish to create a new execution plan. Execution plans are grouped in Collections.
 

Opening dialog

1. Go to Automation > Execution Plans.
⇨ The Execution Plans dialog is opened.
Grafik aus 'Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_1.jpg)
 

Creating collection

1. In the left panel, click Add collection in the shortcut menu.
⇨ By default, new execution plans are assigned the name Execution plans.
2. Overwrite this name with a proper one.
⇨ The collection has now been created and you can add Execution Plans to it.
 

Creating execution plans

1. Click the new collection, move to the left panel and click Add plan in the shortcut menu.
2. Enter a name for the execution plan.
⇨ The plan is now created and you can add backup jobs and scripts to it.
 

Adding backup jobs

1. Select the new execution plan in the Execution Properties panel and click New task item > Backup Job in the shortcut menu.
⇨ The File backup task dialog is opened where you can select the backup jobs to be added to the execution plan.
2. Select the node and the desired tasks.
Grafik aus 'Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_3.jpg)
3. Selection the options for the execution plan.
Options
Description
Input File
Optional entry.
Output File
Optional entry.
Global outfile
Activated.
Continuation
Select whether a backup job is to be aborted if there are error messages.
Severity
Combo box:
  • Error
  • Info
  • Warning
Comment
Enter a comment in the text field (optional).
1. Save the settings by clicking [OK].
 

Adding central script

1. Select the new execution plan in the Execution Properties panel and click New task item > Central script in the shortcut menu.
⇨ The Central Script dialog is opened where you can select the backup jobs to be added to the execution plan.
Grafik aus 'Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_CentralScript.jpg)
2. Select the script and the relevant options. For details, see above table.
3. Save the settings by clicking [OK].
 

Adding local script

1. Select the new execution plan in the Execution Properties panel and click New task item > Local script in the shortcut menu.
⇨ The Local Script dialog is opened where you can select the backup jobs to be added to the execution plan.
Grafik aus 'Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_LocalScript.jpg)
2. Select the script and the relevant options. For details, see above table.
3. Save the settings by clicking [OK].
 

Result

The execution plan is completed and can be started directly or through a schedule.
Grafik aus 'Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_Plans_Ergebnis.jpg)
 
 

Defining schedule for execution plan

 

Objective

You wish to define a schedule for an execution plan.
 
notice
Note, information
The schedule you wish to assign must be defined in advance in Automation > Scheduling.
NOTICE
 

Opening dialog

1. Go to Automation > Execution Plans.
⇨ The Execution Plans dialog is opened.
Grafik aus 'Zeitplan für Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_Plans_Schedule aufrufen.jpg)
1. Right-click the list in the Execution properties section and select Execution properties from the shortcut menu.
⇨ A dialog for the selection of the schedule and other performance options is opened.
Grafik aus 'Zeitplan für Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_Properties.jpg)

Description

Options
Description
Schedule
Selection of time schedule for the execution plan.
Combo box: All defined schedules are listed for selection.
Job state
Combo box:
Active
The execution plan is active.
Inhibited
The execution plan is suspended can be activated at a later time.
OutOfService
The execution plan is terminated and is not performed again.
TestJob
This function allows for one test run of the defined execution plan under real conditions. The test run cannot be repeated. The execution plan is then assigned status UnderInvestigation
UnderInvestigation 
Execution plan under investigation.
Max. Duration
Text field: hh:mm
The actual duration of the execution plan must not exceed the time specified here.
If this time is exceeded, the execution plan is aborted and labeled as failed.
Max. Delay
Text field: minutes
The delay with which the execution plan is started must not exceed the specified maximum delay.
If this time is exceeded, the execution plan is not started.
1. Select the desired schedule under Schedule.
2. Define any other execution options.
3. Save the settings by clicking [OK].
 

Result

The schedule for the execution plan is defined.
Grafik aus 'Zeitplan für Execution Plan erstellen' (Execution_Plans_ausgewählt.jpg)

 

Execution Plan Results

 

General description

This function allows you to view the results of all performed executions. The results can be filtered according to a number of criteria.
 

Opening dialog

1. Go to Automation > Execution Plan Results.
⇨ The Execution Plan Results dialog is opened.
Grafik aus 'Execution Plan Results' (Execution_Result.jpg)
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