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schedule is set to repeat for longer than it recurs

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crc
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schedule is set to repeat for longer than it recurs

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Hi folks.

So this is a sync op to my local USB drive. I do not have specific working hours. So I might work from 10:00 to 14:00 one day and the next at 14:30 to 15:30. This sync op is for documents mainly. So what I want is for SBfree to start when I switch my laptop on (this is not available in free version it seems). So how do I go about setting a schedule that happens every 2 minutes? If I try and set it up I get the above error in the subject title. Also the task does not happen, it is not triggered the first time I set it up. If I do a manual run then the profile works by backing the contents up every 2 minutes.

Thanks for the help :)
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Re: schedule is set to repeat for longer than it recurs

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Perhaps the following link to a response from a developer may shed some light on part of your problem:

viewtopic.php?t=13724
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Re: schedule is set to repeat for longer than it recurs

Post by Carrie20 »

Dear All
I'm getting the same message but for different actions, which I'm hoping someone can hep with please.
Someone else set the schedule up for me who I can no longer get in contact with. I have a Monthly schedule set up for Day 1,5, Last of every month.
I thought it'd be simple to change the days on which the backup runs. However, when I try and change the days to add day 15 to this, I get the message: 'Schedule set to repeat for longer than it recurs. Are you sure you want to continue.' I don't know what this means when all I'm doing is adding another day it runs on, nor the ramifications if I say OK to this. I read the answer to an associated query which was generating the same error message for a different reason, but didn't understand the response and can't find anything under this in the online Help menu.
I'm running in Windows 10 on a PC.
It's also set up to run whether the user is logged on or not, repeating every 1 day, Indefinitely
Other settings selected: Wake the computer up to run the profile; Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed;

I'd be grateful if someone could advise me on this.
Many thanks indeed
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Re: schedule is set to repeat for longer than it recurs

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Follow these two steps exactly:

If you want to run the profile once every day then please un-tick the option 'Run this profile every' under:
Modify > When > Edit Schedule > Repeating tab

Repeat interval is only needed if you want to run the profile several times throughout the day. Also, please do not enable 'Indefinitely' option under:
When > Edit Schedule > Repeating tab
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