|Scheduling Tasks / Scheduling System Tasks|
You can schedule backups to occur automatically at a specified time. When a backup occurs, data is written to a ZIP file created in the \vocera\reports\backup directory. The ZIP file name uses the format "report-backup-sql-MMMDD-TTTT.zip" where MMM indicates the three-letter abbreviation for the current month, DD indicates the day of the month, and TTTT indicates the time the backup operation was completed in the format HHMM (HH=01-24, MM=00-59).
Here is an example file name for a backup file created at 3:13 p.m. on October 4: report-backup-sql-oct04-1513.zip.
The Report Server can run only one backup operation at a time. If a backup operation is scheduled to start while another backup operation is still running, the scheduled backup will wait to start until the other backup operation is finished.
The backup operation is performed as a background process. While a backup operation is in progress, people can still log into the Report Console to generate reports and load report data.
A backup file contains system data (such as report packages) and report data loaded at the time the backup operation started. Any data created or loaded after that is not included in the backup.
To work with a subset of report data, use the Archive task, which copies or restores report data up to a specified date. See About Scheduling Automatic Archiving of Report Data.
Make sure you have adequate hard disk space to accommodate backups of Report Server data. See Hard Disk Space Needed for Backups.
To schedule a backup of report data: