Data Maintenance Scheduler

Published: 2007-05-22


Last Updated: 2010-02-17

Applies To


Data Maintenance Scheduler (DMS) allows you to create Archive, Backup and Verify Data Integrity tasks using Windows XP Scheduled Tasks or Windows Vista/7 Task Scheduler. DMS is an add-on product for Guard1 Plus 2.7x and earlier and 3.x, and is included with Guard1 Plus 2.8x.


Why you should use the Data Maintenance Scheduler:


Refer to the detailed instructions in the file "Guard1 Plus Data Maintenance Scheduler Instructions.doc" that is included with your Data Maintenance Scheduler program or on the Guard1 Plus 2.8x CD. The steps for creating a task and setting up the DMS arguments are shown below.


Creating a Scheduled Task for Data Maintenance

NOTE: You must purchase and install Data Maintenance Scheduler before you can use it. If you have Guard1 Plus 2.8x, DMS 2.51 is included and was installed alongside Guard1 Plus.


Configuring Data Maintenance Scheduler Tasks


Data Maintenance Scheduler uses command arguments to determine what task should be performed. These arguments are added to the Run field (Windows XP) or the Add arguments (optional) field (Windows Vista and 7) of the Task Properties dialog.


Using arguments, you can tell DMS which task to perform, where to create Archive and Backup files, and how much data to Archive. You can also specify the date format used in default file names or choose a custom file name. Note on Default file names:


* The file extension is .g1p for Guard1 Plus 2.x Archive and Backup files and for Guard1 Plus 3.x Export files.  The file extension is .g13 for Guard1 Plus 3.x Archive and Backup files.



Command arguments require the following syntax:

M; Path; D; DF; CF (note the single space before M and following each semicolon)




Adding Command Arguments






Usage Examples



Task to perform Argument Argument string Output (DMS 2.51)
M Path D DF CF
Verify Data Integrity 1         1 None
Perform a Backup to folder C:\G1P Backups 2 C:\G1P Backups       2; C:\G1P Backups C:\G1P Backups\G1P BU 01-01-2009.g1p

Perform a Backup to network folder* G1P Backupson server MyServer and use yyyy/dd/mm as the date format in the file name

*DMS 2.51 only

2 \\MyServer\G1P Backups 0 3   2; \\MyServer\G1P Backups; 0; 3 \\MyServer\G1P Backups\ G1P BU 2009-01-01.g1p
Perform an Archive to C:\G1P Archives, keeping 30 days of data in the Master Database, and use dd/mm/yyyy as the date format in the file name 3 C:\G1P Archives 30 2   3; C:\G1P Archives; 30; 2 C:\G1P Archives\G1P Archive 1-12-2008 and prior.g1p
Perform a Backup to folder C:\G1P Backups and name the file MyBackup.g1p 2 C:\G1P Backups 0 4 MyBackup.g1p 2; C:\G1P Backups; 0; 4 C:\G1P Backups\MyBackup.g1p

Perform an Archive to network folder* G1P Archives on server Server1, keeping 180 days of data in the Master Database and use yyyy/mm/dd as the date format in the file name

*DMS 2.51 only

3 \\Server1\G1P Archives 180 3   3; \\Server1\G1P Archives; 180; 3 \\Server1\G1P Archives\G1P Archive 2008-12-1 and prior.g1p


















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