05-18-2010 01:14 PM
I got an error the other day when entering the Act! backup scheduler that an xml file was corrupt. I hit okay so fast I don't recall the name or path of the file and when I hit okay all of my scheduled backups in the list were gone.
I entered them all back in, one by one, then entered all the database maintenance entries again one by one. It was a painfully tedious process. I was wondering if anyone knew what xml file this info gets stored in. It would be nice to make a backup. It might also be handy to make a utility that can create the xml file whenever I need to add more databases to the list. I find the GUI to be painful when entering a lot of backups and/or database maintenance tasks.
05-19-2010 05:48 AM
You most likely saw an error for the file: Scheduler_File.xml
Here is a document that has instructions for locating and recreating it (location dependent on Operating System) - Error loading scheduler file
I'm not aware of a utility or add-on that will enter items into the scheduler without going through the GUI.
05-19-2010 06:11 AM
Yup. That looks like what happened. Although, I didn't have to rename anything. i just loaded the scheduler and it made a new Scheduler_File.xml.
In my original post, I was thinking if I found that xml file, I could generate the contents by making a utility myself. However, I see that the password is encrypted and there's a taskid. I wouldn't be able to generate those values, so I guess I'm at the mercy of the scheduler via the GUI. Hope that file doesn't get corrupted too often. It's a real pain to have to reenter so many jobs.
Thanks for your reply.