It would be great to have an option to disable replication during certain times. Where I work we replicate over an MPLS link that doesn’t have a lot of bandwidth, and all of it needs to be reserved during the day for production stuff.
However, at night or on the weekends is fair game for doing our backups, network discovery tasks, etc. It would be nice to be able to go into FOG and schedule times at which the FOG replication becomes enabled.
Note: Right now I’m doing this using cron (simply disabling replication service at a certain time), so I know that’s an option here, but it would be nice to have it built in. I’m sure I’m not the only person who might use it.
@george1421 This sort of plugin would highly aid in the FOG Integrity Checker plugin - which is yet to be completed because it’s missing the scheduling part…
Even if its a web management gui option that just updates cron that does the dirty work. It would keep the FOG Admins out of the OS. Maybe by a carefully crafted plugin??
Well, the way you accomplished it would have been the method I would use.
You could also turn down the replication bandwidth and turn down the sleep time of the service, way down (like 24 hours or a week - in seconds).