[ANSWERED]: Repeat starting at a particular time

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Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:05 am
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[ANSWERED]: Repeat starting at a particular time

I have a schedule that I want to run every 8 hours, but I want it to run at noon, 8pm and 4am. If I create a "repeat every 8 hours" schedule, it always runs at 8am, 4pm, and midnight. Any way to change that?

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Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:47 pm
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Re: Repeat starting at a particular time

It's not an elegant solution, but you could make two copies of the script and have each script execute at the desired time every 24 hours.

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Re: Repeat starting at a particular time

There isn't currently a way to specify an offset time. We do have a feature on the request list for this, but probably only 2 or 3 other users have requested it thus far. I would probably create an Action group to hold the actions, then create 3 schedules for the times (each executing the same Action Group).

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Repeat starting at a particular time

Another possible solution:

Action group for the actions.
Schedule starting at noon with 3 actions:
1. Execute action group immediately
2. Execute action group with 8 hour delay
3. Execute action group with 16 hour delay

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Repeat starting at a particular time

Good suggestion – I like that approach.

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Repeat starting at a particular time

Heh. Guitar486's suggestion made me think of an even cuter way to do it. Remember that I want every 8 hours, at 4am, 12pm, and 8pm, but if I do every 8 hours, it comes up at 12am, 8am, and 4pm. So I set it up as a normal schedule for every 8 hours, but put in a 4 hour delay in the action. :)

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Repeat starting at a particular time

Hah - good thinking!

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Re: [ANSWERED]: Repeat starting at a particular time

Nice!

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