How to get maintenance to run at midnight?

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CzarAlex
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How to get maintenance to run at midnight?

Post by CzarAlex » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:08 pm

I'd like to spare the first player of the day from sitting at the maintenance screen as the NPC Activity can take longer than desired. Does anyone know how I can set this up in Synchronet?

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Re: How to get maintenance to run at midnight?

Post by Shadowspawn » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:08 am

I run Synchronet under Windows. What I did was disable the auto update in the userper settings. Then I ran a task schedule for 1205am, with the command: usurper /FMAINT

I did that will all my doors that require a maintenance.

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Re: How to get maintenance to run at midnight?

Post by blakdeth » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:47 pm

I'm doing this as well except for one problem. Occasionally, maintenance will fail to run. It appears as if the binary is executed, but nothing happens - none of the data files (news included) get updated. I've had a number of users complain about this in the last week so it isn't an intermittent issue. I wish I could provide more information, but I simply don't have it.

The solution I am considering is to run HMAINT first, to force maintenance, and then follow it with FMAINT. The theory being that if HMAINT succeeds, FMAINT will simply report that maintenance has been run and stop. If HMAINT failed, the FMAINT should pick it up.

Please let me know what you think.

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