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stillstonevisions
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I have two backups in FBackup. One is a mirror of the whole main drive which runs at 12 am. The 2nd backs up a particularly important folder and its sub-folders and that is set to start at 4 am. That 2nd backup is also running at 7 PM, though I find no reason anywhere in its configuration it should run at that time. It's definitely the same 4am backup. Tonight, when it finished shortly after 7 PM, its summary said "Next scheduled backup 4/21/2012 4:00 AM".
Can someone help me stop it from running twice a day?
Thanks,

Paul


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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Please open Task Scheduler from Control Panel and delete the extra scheduler which you don't need.


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I am not using Windows Task Scheduler. I opened it anyway, but there are no tasks. I am using FBackup's own scheduler. The backup in question is set to run at 4 AM. I initially set it up to run at 7 PM but soon changed it to 4 AM, but still it runs at both 4 AM and 7 PM.


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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
FBackup stores the schedulers in the same place as Windows.

You can also check the C:/Windows/Tasks folder


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Ok I found it there and deleted the file. I'll know tonight for sure, but I suspect that will solve the problem. Thanks.


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In c:\windows\tasks, I deleted two files, "fba_Photos Backup.job" and fba_Photos Backup(1).job. I have now done this twice because last night, the backup again ran at 7 PM, which it is not supposed to be doing. After I deleted those files, I went into FBackup and rescheduled the job, with the internal scheduler, to run at 4 AM. Checking that folder this morning, both files are back. Their modification times are as follows:
fba_Photos Backup.job 4/28/2012 4:00 AM

fba_Photos Backup(1).job 4/28/2012 8:07 PM
Which means that even though there is not scheduled run at either 7 or 8 pm, it rewrote that file an hour after I deleted it. What's going on and how can I stop it running that unwanted backup?
Thanks,

Paul


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It just ran ANOTHER backup at 9 am. This is not scheduled or wanted. This thing is out of control!


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Post by stillstonevisions »

I really need assistance with this still. It just started another unscheduled backup at 9 am. Had to abort the program as I am doing other things with the computer and don't want it stealing resources. That's why it is scheduled to run in the middle of the night.


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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
The scheduler tasks are not created by themselves.

Please check both locations for scheduled tasks.


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What do you mean "both locations"? You have only mentioned c:\windows\tasks.


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