To configure the interval and downtime of a background job running in App Volumes Manager, you can use the Jobs page. The ability to configure the interval and downtime helps ease background job queues.

You can also use the Jobs page to activate or deactivate a job depending on your requirements.

Interval is the time duration between successive running of each background job.
Downtime is the duration for which the job does not run.

When configured, the downtime for a job is activated immediately after the previous job run ends.

Collect Logs job is enabled. The configured interval for this job is 2 hours and downtime is 3 hours.

For example: The Interval of a job is configured as 2 hours and the Downtime as 3 hours. After the job is complete, the Downtime is activated. The job does not run during the Downtime even though the job interval is scheduled to be less than the Downtime. After the Downtime ends, as per the next scheduled Interval, job is triggered automatically. If the initial job run ends at 1 p.m. and the Downtime ends at 4 p.m., as per the next scheduled Interval, the job is automatically triggered to run at 5 p.m.

Note: Use this feature only when there is a requirement in your environment.


If you want to configure the Interval and Downtime of a job, ensure that you make a note of the default values.


  1. From the App Volumes Manager console, go to ACTIVITY > Jobs .
    Background jobs running in the App Volumes Manager are displayed.
  2. Identify the background job whose values you want to configure and click the + sign.
    Background job details are displayed.
  3. Depending on your requirements, configure the Interval and Downtime values.
    Each job has default Interval and Downtime values.
  4. Click Save.
  5. To deactivate or activate a job, select the job and click Enable or Disable respectively.
    By default, the status of a job is Enabled.