Otter Documentation


  • Last Modified: 2019-07-17

About Otter Schedules

Otter has a global list of named schedules that can be used to automatically run recurring jobs.

Recurring jobs using a schedule are run independently of the configuration drift setting of a server.

A schedule simply defines the time (or times) when a job should run. Once created, a schedule may be assigned to any number of recurring jobs.

Creating and Managing Schedules

Schedules can be created, editied, or deleted from the Administration -> Schedules page.

The following configuration is available for a schedule:

  • Name - Identifies the schedule in Otter.
  • Days of week - Specifies which days of the week when jobs are allowed to run.
  • Starting at - The time of day when the job should run (or if interval is specified, the time of day when the job should first run).
  • Interval - When specified, a job will run multiple times a day from the starting time to the ending time with this specified interval in between runs. Interval may be specified in hours and/or minutes (for example, 1h 30m).
  • Ending at - When specified with interval, detemines the time after which no more jobs will be run for the day. This value is ignored if interval is not set. When an explicit end time is not specified but an interval is specified, jobs will run until the end of the day.
  • Schedule is active - When not checked, recurring jobs which use this schedule will never run.

Recurring Jobs

A recurring job can be created on the Jobs page under the Recurring tab. A recurring job has all of the same configuration as a one-off job, but also includes a schedule that determines when the job will run.

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