Hi,
 
The settings are as follow:
BlackoutPeriods 
hourBegin - 7
hourEnd - 19.5
weekDays - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
BlackoutGoodCnt = 7
 
Regards,
Prem.
 
 

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell@gmail.com>
To: Prem <squirrelj@yahoo.com>
Cc: "General list for user discussion, questions and support" <backuppc-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] Guide to set up scheduling in BackupPC

What is your blackout setting, and are you sure the targets in
question have been seen BlackoutGoodCnt days up on the network outside
of the blackouts?

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  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell@gmail.com


On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Prem <squirrelj@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Somehow I am not able to get a grasp of it. I tried limiting the wake up
> timing with the configuration below but I still see the backup running at
> 8am and 9am.
>
> WakeupSchedule 20, 21, 22, 23, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
>
> Why is it such? Is it possible to share a screenshot or something so that I
> could really get it for good?
>
> Regards,
> Prem
>
> From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell@gmail.com>
> To: Prem <squirrelj@yahoo.com>
> Cc: "General list for user discussion, questions and support"
> <backuppc-users@lists.sourceforge.net>
> Sent: Friday, September 6, 2013 12:33 PM
>
> Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] Guide to set up scheduling in BackupPC
>
> On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Prem <squirrelj@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hi Les,
>>
>> I tried using the black out option but somehow i do see backups running
>> during prime time (i.e. 8am to 6pm).
>>
>> Could you assist with the sample options i should set or change so that I
>> can run backups at 8pm with weekly/monthly full and retention for 1 year?
>>
> See $Conf{BlackoutGoodCnt} in the docs.  Blackouts don't start
> taking effect until that many days have passed with backuppc able to
> ping the target outside of the blackout period to verify that it will
> be available to back up then.  Usually if you start your first backup
> at approximately the time you want them to run, the daily scheduling
> will keep it around that same time long enough for blackouts to take
> effect.  Or you can go to the node page and 'stop' a backup (even
> though none is running) and you will have an option to set a number of
> hours to wait before starting the next one.  And then subsequent ones
> won't start until approximately 24 hours after that.
>
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>  Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell@gmail.com
>
>