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Reading the Schedule Status List

When you display the Schedule Status list, the information appears in three separate sections:

  • Key: Lists the abbreviations the status schedule uses for the environments, the two types of batch processes you can schedule on a machine, and the abbreviations the other columns use in the list.
  • Schedule Status: Displays the processing status of each vectorizing or rendering machine in the network.
  • Summary: Displays a summary of which machines are performing a specific type of batch processing (vectorize or render). The summary appears directly below the Schedule Status section.

The following table describes the contents of the Schedule Status list:

Column title Description
R

Displays an R for each machine that has the tbprocess program running on it. tbprocess must be running on a machine in order for that machine to perform batch processing work.

For information on starting tbprocess:

Windows: See Starting Batch Processing Queues on Windows

GNU/Linux: See Starting Batch Processing Queues on GNU/Linux

If an R does not appear for a machine, the Schedule Status list displays what would be scheduled if the tbprocess program was running on it.

SD

Indicates if an environment is shut down for batch processing on that machine. You can specify that certain machines do not process environments by selecting the machines that should be shut down (or turned off).

An asterisk (*) appears in the SD column to indicate that one or more environments have been shut down for that machine—see About Environment Shut Down.

Machine

Displays the name of the networked machine that is configured to accept batch processing jobs.

State

Indicates whether the machine is available for batch processing.

On: The machine is scheduled to batch process.

Off: The machine is not scheduled (for the time you specified) to batch process.

vec

status

Lists the type of batch processing the machine is scheduled to perform (vectorize and/or batch processing ).

If an asterisk (*) appears in these columns for a machine, then this type of batch processing is scheduled for this machine.

If a machine is scheduled to do both types of batch processing, the machine performs both types alternatively; it processes an entry from the Vectorize queue, vectorizes the data, and then take an entry from the Render queue.

Environments

Displays the environments scheduled to be batch processed on a machine.

The machine batch processes only the data from the environments listed in this column.

pri

Displays the priority level for batch processing on a machine. You can prioritize environments so that one machine can perform the batch processing before another.

If an asterisk (*) appears in the pri column, the environments are prioritized for that machine. The priority order for the environments appears in the Environments column (reads from left to right, highest to lowest priority).

nexteventTime

Displays the date and time of the next status change for that machine, according to the defined batch processing schedules.

For example, even though the hickey machine is off at the moment, the Time column indicates that the next time its status will change is at 12:53 on Wednesday, March 8. This indicates that a Periodic or Supervisory schedule is set for this machine.