Scheduling Automatic Sweep of Disk Destinations

When you schedule reports to be ouptut files to disk destinations, those folders can quickly fill up unless you purge older files. Disk destinations allow you to enable daily housekeeping on the folder, to sweep files older than a specified number of days.

Disk destinations accumulate files only when they are used by scheduled packages. If you delete or rename the package that used a disk destination, or you remove a disk destination from a package, the existing directories in that disk destination folder are no longer subject to scheduled sweeps.

To schedule the time of day to sweep disk destinations:

  1. Click Task Scheduler in the navigation bar.

  2. Select the Package Destination Sweep task, and then click the Edit Task button.

    The Edit Task dialog box appears.

  3. On the Task Information tab, make sure the Enabled check box is checked.

    When this check box is checked, the task runs according to the specified schedule. Otherwise, the task is disabled.

  4. Click the Schedule tab.

  5. Select Schedule Frequency, Start Date, and End Date options. You can leave the End Date field blank if you don't want the backup schedule to expire.

    By default, the schedule frequency for package destination sweep is every day.

  6. In the Time of day to run the task field, select the time to begin the backup task. The first list specifies an hour from 1 to 12, inclusive. The second list specifies minutes in 15 minute intervals (0, 15, 30, or 45). The third list specifies a.m. or p.m.

    The default time for the Package Destination Sweep task is 12 a.m.

  7. Click Save to save settings and close the Edit Task dialog box.