Configuring iBase Scheduler

iBase Scheduler provides automatic scheduling for data imports and exports for multiple iBase databases on either local or remote machines. Data is imported or exported by a Microsoft™ Windows™ service that you configure in iBase Scheduler.

To import or export data on a set schedule:
  1. Define the data that you want to import or export as one or more import or export specifications.
  2. Group the specifications in the sequence in which you want them to run, in batch specifications.
  3. Schedule the import or export by setting up tasks in iBase Scheduler.
Using iBase Scheduler, you can run scheduled tasks:
  • Immediately
  • Once, at a specified time
  • At preset intervals (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly)
  • Whenever a specified file is updated.
  • Until a specified cutoff date or time is reached.

In addition, before or after importing or exporting data, you can run a command-line program, a custom plug-in, or an operating system command. For example, to move data files for import to a different directory or send a notification that the batch export is complete.

Details of scheduled tasks are stored in the Scheduler database, which is monitored by a service, which automatically runs the scheduled tasks. This service runs as part of the Windows Services application. You use this application to start, stop, pause, resume, or restart the service.

iBase Scheduler can be installed on any machine on which iBase is already installed; you do not have to run the service on this machine.