Adding a file replication schedule

Replication and Disaster Recovery Administration Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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  1. Navigate to Home > Data Protection > File Replication, in the Schedules area, click add to display the Add Schedules page.

  2. Enter the requested information.
    Note: After a data replication job has begun, additional replications for the same policy cannot be started until the current job has completed. However, it is possible to start multiple concurrent replications, each for its own policy.
    Field/Item Description
    Policy Allows you to identify the policy to which this schedule will apply.
    Replication Policy Selects a replication policy.
    Timing Allows you to specify when the policy should run.
    Immediately: Start as soon as the schedule is created Runs the associated policy as soon as the schedule is successfully created.
    • Time of Initial Run: Specify the time, using the 24-hour format (such that 11:59 PM will be entered as 23:59).
    • Date of Initial Run: Specify the date for the first run of the policy. Use the format YYYY/MM/DD (year/month/day), or select the date by clicking the calendar icon to display the calendar.

      When using the calendar control, select the desired day by clicking the link on the day in the calendar. You can change the month and year displayed by clicking the next button or the previous button to move forward or back in one month increments.

    Current SMU Date and Time Provided for reference.
    Run until 23:59 on If you do not specify a date for a final run, the policy runs at the interval specified in the Schedule section.
    Schedule Select one of the options:
    • Daily/Weekly/Monthly - based on the scheduled date and time.: From the list, select daily, monthly, or weekly based on the scheduled date and time.
    • Every X hours/days - based on the scheduled date and time.: Enter a quantity, then from the list, select hours or days based on the scheduled date and time.
    • Continuous. Pause X hours between runs.: Starts a new replication job X hours after the previous job ends. The new replication job can start immediately (0 hours), or after pausing a specified number of hours.
    • Once, at the scheduled date and time.: Schedules the policy to run only once, at the scheduled Time and Date of Initial Run
    • Inactive: Pauses the replication schedule.
    Note: If an excess amount of time elapses between replication runs, snapshots may take up a larger amount of space. By default, replication-defined snapshots are purged after 7 days (configurable to 40 days). Waiting 8 or more days between replication runs could result in a full replication.
  3. Verify your settings, and click OK to save, or cancel to decline.