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  • #16
    Re: Scheduled task slow speed

    I am running on the server, so I could have said D:\Alpha\Data\... But it is helpful to map a drive letter on the server the same as user workstations have. That way the context is always identical regardless of where something is run. For example, scheduled task could be run from a workstation or the server.

    When looking at the command line options again, I am going to add NoDebug, and NoDBCheck to see if they make any difference.

    Last edited by Bill Parker; 12-14-2016, 07:11 PM.


    • #17
      Re: Scheduled task slow speed

      Solved. What worked is changing the priority of the scheduled tasks. That can't be done from the GUI, so export the task, modify the XML and re-import the task. Scheduled tasks default to "below normal" priority. I changed this to "normal" priority. Look at this article.



      • #18
        Re: Scheduled task slow speed

        Originally posted by Bill Parker View Post
        Solved. What worked is changing the priority of the scheduled tasks. That can't be done from the GUI, so export the task, modify the XML and re-import the task. Scheduled tasks default to "below normal" priority. I changed this to "normal" priority. Look at this article.

        Good tip. Probably best not to run with the highest privileges. Too many OS conflicts.
        Al Buchholz
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        • #19
          Re: Scheduled task slow speed

          Yes. If you are running with highest priority then your task is higher than the one that would allocate resources to you - catch 22. I tried 6, but ended up at 4. 4-6 is "normal".



          • #20
            Re: Scheduled task slow speed

            We run several scheduled tasks overnight using windows task scheduler, and in our experience, the speed is extremely fast. We don't run any sort of .bat files, we just run alpha5 with command line options to open up a database that has all the tables needed and an autoexec that runs all the appropriate posts, updates, packs, etc.

            There really is NO Need to add another level of execution by creating a .bat file to run the alpha program.

            We run the task as administrator, giving the proper password when setting up the task.

            We had been running server 8, but we recently upgraded servers and are now using server 12 r2.