Using the Task Manager

Note: You cannot use the Task Manager in bootable-CD mode or when using the ServeRAID Manager as a plug-in application.

The Task Manager is a tool that you can use to manage scheduled tasks, such as a logical drive migration or synchronizing a logical drive. For each scheduled task, the Task Manager displays the task start time, status, and description.

You can use the Task Manager to:

The Task Manager is enabled by default. To disable the Task Manager, click Actions Disable Task Scheduler.

Note: If you disable the Task Manager, a task may miss its start time. To run the task, you must reschedule it. See Understanding scheduled tasks for more about missed start times.

An example

You schedule a synchronization task with an initial start time of Sunday, October 13, 2003 at 2:00 AM. Due to a power outage, the task misses its start time. The Task Manager flags the error. The next day, you modify the task schedule to run on Sunday October 20, 2003 at 2:00 AM.

The Task Manager status

If a scheduled task runs successfully, the Task Manager updates the "Status" column in the task list with Complete. For recurring tasks, an asterisk (*) indicates that the task has completed one cycle and is scheduled to run again at the given interval. If a scheduled task does not run successfully, the Task Manager:

To see details about the error, use View task properties. See Understanding scheduled tasks for more about Task Manager status, start time validation, missed start times, and error conditions.

The Task Manager interface

The Task Manager consists of the following:

Provides quick-path icons for common tasks.
Task list
Displays the scheduled tasks.
Task event viewer
Displays status information for the Task Manager.

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