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I need to suspend scheduled backups

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I need to suspend my scheduled backups while I fix a hard drive problem. I can't find a way to do this.

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RandyR...go to the Schedule Tab and click on Do Not Schedule, then click on OK.

 

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I was hoping for a way to suspend all backup schedules and then when I'm ready, resume. The way you're suggesting I have to go into each backup and hit "do not schedule", which does not remember the schedule I had set. Then when I'm ready go back and reschedule all the backups (and remember what the schedules were). 

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There may be a way to do this, but I can't guarantee the results as I have not tried this.  If you are comfortable stopping and starting Window's Services, the service that controls the True Image schedules is called:

Acronis Scheduler2 Service

You could stop the service, fix your hard drive problem, then restart the service.  If you just stop the service, it will restart when you re-boot your computer.

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As indicated in the previous post I stopped the "AchSch2Svc" using Task Manager and it prevented all of my scheduled backups from running.  This is very handy for those times when I am doing work on the system and want all of the normal scheduled backups suspended.  Thanks for the tip.

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Between developing programs and installing program updates that require a reboot I got tired of the hassle of checking to see if Acronis was in the process of backing up before rebooting and waiting for it / them to complete. Hear is a batch file that will start, stop, disable and enable the AchSch2Svc Service. As noted in the menu it must be run "as administrator" to work.

You can also make a shortcut to this batch file. Then under Properties, Advanced, Click on "Run as Administrator".

**** Copy from Block below

:: ** Acronis scheduler adjuster **
@ECHO OFF
CLS

: Menu
Echo *********************************************************
Echo *                   Menu                         *
Echo *    *Must be run "as Administrator*                 *
Echo *        1. Stop Scheduler                     *
Echo *        2. Start scheduler                    *
Echo *        3. Disable Scheduler- Will last thru reboot  *
Echo *        4. Enable Scheduler                   *
Echo *        E. Exit                          *
Echo *        Enter choice                       *
Echo *********************************************************
SET INPUT=
SET /P INPUT=Please make a choice - Then press "Enter".

IF "%INPUT%"=="" GOTO MENU
IF "%INPUT%"=="1" GOTO Stop
IF "%INPUT%"=="2" GOTO Start
IF "%INPUT%"=="3" GOTO Disable
IF "%INPUT%"=="4" GOTO Enable
IF "%INPUT%"=="e" GOTO QUIT
IF /I "%INPUT%"=="E" GOTO QUIT
GOTO MENU

:: Actions
:stop
net stop "AcrSch2Svc" /y
exit

:start
net start "AcrSch2Svc" /y
exit

:disable
sc config "AcrSch2Svc" start=disabled
exit

:enable
sc config "AcrSch2Svc" start=auto
exit

:Quit
exit

If you disable the schedule don't forget to enable it.

Hope this helps someone.