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Modifying Default Schedules

When you are ready to modify your default schedule, you need to specify the following pieces of information:

the machine(s) you want to update
the type of batch processing work you want to assign
the environments to process

After you modify the default schedule, you can use the Showdef command to view your changes. For more information on viewing the Default Schedule using the Showdef command, see Displaying Default Schedules.

To modify a Default Schedule, follow these steps:

1. In a Terminal, Command Prompt or Linux shell, type Setdef and press [Enter]. The system prompts you for the machine or machines whose Default Schedule you want to modify.

INPUT A SINGLE MACHINE NAME, THE PREFIX OF A MACHINE NAME, OR all [all]:

2. Select the machines you want to modify by typing the name of a single machine, a prefix (to select a range of machines that start with the same prefix), or all to modify all the Default Schedules for all the machines.

If you press [Enter] without specifying a machine, the command uses the machine name that appears in brackets.

If you type a prefix, a list of machines that contain that prefix appears. Type the numbers that correspond to the machines you want to modify.

For example, if you have three machines that start with "hi", you can type hi as a prefix. The system would then display a list of all the machines that start with "hi":

input a set of machines, or hit return to indicate all these machines:

1 = hickey, 2 = highlander, 3=high-definition

You can either press [Enter] to select all the machines in the list or you can select certain machines by typing their corresponding numbers.

The command asks if you want to modify the Default Schedule for more machines.

DO YOU WANT TO INPUT MORE MACHINES (y/n) [n]:

3. Decide if you want to modify the Default Schedule on other machines.
Type y to select more machines and press [Enter]. The system prompts you to select other machines (see step 1 of this procedure).
Type n to not select any more machines and press [Enter].

The system prompts you to select if you want vectorizing work performed on the machine.

INPUT TYPE OF WORK ALLOWED is vectorize work allowed (y/n) [yes]

4. Select if you want the machines to perform vectorizing work on the selected machines.
Type y to schedule Vector batch processing and press [Enter].
Type n to not schedule Vector batch processing and press [Enter].
If you press [Enter] without entering y or n, the prompt uses the answer shown in brackets.

The system then prompts you to select if you want rendering work performed on the machine.

is render work allowed (y/n) [yes]

5. Select if you want the machines to perform rendering work on the selected machines.
Type y to schedule Render batch processing and press [Enter].
Type n to not schedule Render batch processing and press [Enter].
If you press [Enter] without entering y or n, the prompt uses the answer shown in brackets.

You are prompted to select the environments to be scheduled for batch processing.

INPUT A SET OF DATABASE ENVIRONMENTS

1 = Production, 2 = Tutorials, 3 = Commercials default - [Production Commercials]

All the environments in your system appear in this list, each one assigned to a number.

6. Type the number that corresponds to the environment(s) you want to schedule and press [Enter]. If you press [Enter] without typing anything, the system uses the environments listed in brackets.

If you select more than one environment, the system asks if you want to establish a priority.

should processing of the DBenv's be prioritized? (y/n) [yes]

You can prioritize your environments so that batch processing works on the highest priority environment first. If you do not define a priority, the batch processing does an equal amount of work for each environment.

The order in which you type the environment numbers can determine their batch processing priority in the schedule (the first environment you type has the highest priority). However, the order in which you type the environments is not important if you don't want to prioritize the environments (by answering no to the system prompt).

In this example, if you want to schedule only the Production and Tutorials environments for batch processing, you would type: 1 2, indicating that Production has a higher priority than Tutorials for batch processing.

7. Select if you want to assign a priority to the environments you selected. If you press [Enter] without entering anything, the system uses the answer shown in brackets.
Type y to prioritize batch processing.
Type n to not prioritize batch processing.

The system prompts you to schedule the status of the machine(s).

input ON or OFF [on]:

8. Select if you want to apply the Default Schedule right away, making the machines available immediately.
Type on to make the machines available for batch processing according to their defined Default Schedules and press [Enter].
Type off to make the machines unavailable for batch processing, regardless of their defined Default Schedules, and press [Enter].
If you press [Enter] without entering on or off, the prompt uses the answer shown in brackets.

The Default Schedule for the specified machines is set. The new schedule appears.