Each operation that is completed by a User or by the system is called a Task. You can check the status of the Tasks on the "Global Task History" or "Host Task History" page (see Task History).
The Task Scheduler page (Task Scheduler) allows you to view and manage the Scheduled Tasks.
Tasks can have the following characteristics:
- Scheduled Task Name - The User-defined name of the scheduled Task.
One (1) Scheduled Task can run one (1) or several Tasks of one (1) or several Types.
- Type - The Type of Task. See Task Types.
- Recurrence - The description of the Scheduled Task. See Recurrence Types. Windows Web Server - Recurrence Types
- Host - The Host the Task is associated with. This field is only visible on the Global Task History page.
Not all Tasks are associated with a Host. There can be System-wide Tasks.
Tasks can have a number of characteristics applicable to each separate Task after it starts. Such properties are shown on the Task History page:
- State - The current state of the Task. See Task States.
- Progress - A progress bar showing the percentage of completion for the Task.
Not all Tasks have a progress bar. Some Tasks have a scrolling busy indicator.
- Started - The date and time when the Task was first queued for running.
- Finished - The date and time when the Task finished or was interrupted.
- Run By - The User that ran the Task or last edited the Scheduled Task.
- Task Log Messages - See Task Log Messages.
New in Version 2
Version 2 provides multi-threaded Backup and Restore Tasks using a producer-consumer model. In the producer-consumer model, one (1) thread reads and writes from and to the network, while another thread reads and writes from and to the Disk. This model keeps the network and Disk as busy as possible.
You can define the CDP Server Node option "Max Concurrent Tasks Settings" via the Web Server Web Interface. Read more in Windows CDP Server Node - Max Concurrent Tasks Settings.