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Change the schedule timing

You can change the time the PaperCut will perform it’s nightly maintenance by using the Config Editor. By default these run at 12:55am (i.e. the config setting is 0 55 0 * * ?).

Prior to version 11.2 the daily mainitenance tasks were run at 1:15am. This was changed to avoid issues around daylight savings change overs, which could result in the job not being run.

Format

The format of the value is a string comprised of 6 fields separated by white space. The format is similar to the “cron” format which is a job scheduler used in linux/unix.Fields can contain any of the allowed values, along with various combinations of the allowed special characters for that field. The fields are as follows:

 Field Name	Mandatory	Allowed Values
 -		YES		0
 Minutes	YES		0–59
 Hours		YES		0–23
 Day of month	YES		1–31 ?
 Month		YES		1–12 or JAN-DEC ?
 Day of week	YES		1–7 or SUN-SAT ?

The question mark (?) is useful when you need to specify something in one of the two fields in which the character is allowed, but not the other. For example, if I want my maintenance to run on a particular day of the month (say, the 28th), but don’t care what day of the week that happens to be, I would put “28″ in the day-of-month field, and “?” in the day-of-week field.

 0 15 1 * * ? - Daily 1:15AM
 0  0 4 * * ? - Daily 4:00AM
 0  0 2 * * 1 - Sunday 2:00AM

Making changes

To make this change perform the following steps:

  1. Log into the PaperCut administration interface.
  2. Navigate to Options → Config editor (advanced).
  3. Search for the key schedule.daily-maintenence.
  4. Change the Value as required.
  5. Press Update.
  6. For the change to take effect, restart the PaperCut Application Server.

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Page last modified on July 08, 2014, at 08:43 PM

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