You can schedule a backup to run as a Task by specifying the timestamp with the --task and --start options. The option is expressed in "YYYYMMDDhhmmss’" format. If the option has a value of "0" then the task is scheduled for immediate execution. You cannot run recurring tasks, so daily operations must be run using cron or through some system that can submit the task.

For online (remote) backups, the backup operation can be conducted while PingDirectory Server is online if you provide information about how to connect and to authenticate to the target Directory Server.

  • You can schedule the backup to occur at a specific time using the Task-based --start YYYYMMDDhhmmss option. To specify a time in the UTC time zone format, add a trailing “Z” to the time. Otherwise, the time will be treated as a local time in the time zone configured on the server.
    $ bin/backup --backUpAll --task --start 20111025010000 \ 
      --backupDirectory /path/to/backup --completionNotify \ 
    Backup task 2011102500084110 scheduled to start Oct 28, 2011 1:00:00 AM CDT