When you are ready to change the Default schedule, you must specify the following information:
- The machine(s) you want to update
- The type of batch processing work you want to assign
- The environments to process
After modifying the Default schedule, use the Showdef command to view your changes—see Displaying Default Schedules.
- In a Terminal, Command Prompt or Linux shell, type:
- Press Enter/Return.
You are prompted for the machine(s) whose Default schedule you want to modify.
INPUT A SINGLE MACHINE NAME, THE PREFIX OF A MACHINE NAME, OR all [all]:
- Select the machines you want to view 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 view all the Default schedules for all the machines.
If you press Enter/Return 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 view.
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/Return to select all the machines in the list or you can select certain machines by typing their corresponding numbers.
You are asked if you want to modify the Default schedule for more machines.
DO YOU WANT TO INPUT MORE MACHINES (y/n) [n]:
- Decide if you want to change the Default schedule on other machines.
- Type y to select more machines and press Enter/Return.
You are prompted to select other machines (see step 1 of this procedure).
- Type n to not select any more machines and press Enter/Return.
You are prompted to decide if you want vectorizing work performed on the machine.
INPUT TYPE OF WORK ALLOWED is vectorize work allowed (y/n) [yes]
- Decide if you want the machines to perform vectorizing work on the selected machines.
- Type y to schedule vector batch processing and press Enter/Return.
- Type n to not schedule vector batch processing and press Enter/Return.
- If you press Enter/Return 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]
- Select if you want the machines to perform rendering work on the selected machines.
- Type y to schedule Render batch processing and press Enter/Return.
- Type n to not schedule Render batch processing and press Enter/Return.
- 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.
- Type the number that corresponds to the environment(s) you want to schedule and press Enter/Return. If you press Enter/Return without typing anything, the environments listed in brackets are used.
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 do not 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.
- Decide if you want to assign a priority to the environments you selected. If you press Enter/Return 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]:
- Decide 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/Return.
- Type off to make the machines unavailable for batch processing, regardless of their defined Default schedules, and press Enter/Return.
- If you press Enter/Return 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.