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Starting syncbackfree

SyncBackFree is the freeware version of SyncBack. It is *not* an evaluation version of SyncBackPro/SE.
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Ikke
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Starting syncbackfree

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Is it possible to start te program if the computer is switched on after the set date and time has passed?
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Re: Starting syncbackfree

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Hi, do you mean 'run a scheduled profile (or group)' after the set date/time has passed? If so, there is a drill-down in SB's Schedule edit dialog to some settings in the Windows Task Scheduler* ('WTS') that control this.
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AFAIK, the 'as soon as possible' setting is on by default (it certainly was in my test above) so if it is not working for you, you may have a Windows issue. You can check the Task (that SB helped you create) directly in Windows; if you're using a modern version of Windows (Vista-onward) the setting is on the Settings tab of the Task. If this is set (checked) and the profile/group is still not being run, there is nil more SB can do to assist you (you have a Windows issue). Bear in mind that MS seem to have a very broad definition of the concept 'as soon as possible', so you may need to allow for this when testing.

Note also that the setting 'Start the task only if...on AC power' might be influencing Windows decision; it is not unknown for Windows to believe that a PC is running on battery when it is not - see here (last main paragraph)- though AFAIK you should find the error 0x80041324 logged in the WTS and in the initial Schedule info page of the profile (also Last Scheduled Run Error column in SB UI, if visible) if this is happening.

There is nothing else SB can do if activating this 'ASAP' setting for you does not work and unchecking 'only on AC' does not help.

If you have any other questions (separate issues) in the future, suggest you include details of your SB version (number x.x.x.x) and your Windows version.


* there is no dedicated/separate scheduler in SB; 2BS leverage the WTS functionality built in to Windows and provide drill-downs to some of the settings in WTS to achieve this
Ikke
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Re: Starting syncbackfree

Post by Ikke »

Thanks for all your answers.
My problem was solved as i found out that in te Windows10 Task scheduler(Local),
in the Settings window, the box "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" whas not activated.
After activating things went as i aspected.
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