How to work with dirscan's schedule functionality

Document ID : KB000009778
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

This article is aimed to provide an example that should help understanding dirscan's schedule functionality.

Background:

I've seen many cases where customers were struggling to understand how the schedule functionality within the dirscan probe works.

The probe's documentation is not very clear on this and I couldn't find good examples myself either.

That's why I decided to write this article.

Environment:
This applies to the latest UIM (as we speak) and dirscan's versions.
Instructions:

So, let's say you want to have your profile working from 11:25 to 13:35 daily.

You then need to provide that time frame in the "Restrict to time range" as follows:

Restrict to.png

That will automatically trigger the "Exclude time range" to look like this:

 

Exclude time.png

 

The "Exclude time range" could be more self-explanatory and shows something like From 11:24 to 13:36, but it does not. It just tells you that starting at 11:00 the profile is excluded (it does not say that at 11:25 it starts to work) and then, starting at 13:36 the profile is excluded again. 

To have a clearer understanding it is needed to check the "Restrict to time range" graph as well as the following info from the probe's Raw Configure (schedules/YourSchedule/recurrent_event_spec):

RRULE:FREQ=MINUTELY;INTERVAL=1;BYHOUR=11,12,13|EXRULE:BYHOUR=11;BYMINUTE=0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24|EXRULE:BYHOUR=13;BYMINUTE=36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59

So, from here we can see that our profile is excluded from 13:36 to 11:24.

In a nutshell, in this scenario our profile will run daily from 11:25 to 13:35.