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The Activity tab is where you define what sort of activity you are creating as well as its core details:

  • Type: This drop-down enables you to choose the type of Activity you wish to set up.
  • Name: This drop-down identifies the activity and should be unique.
  • Description: A free text field where you can provide more detail about the purpose of the activity.
  • Persistence: This drop-down toggles the lifetime of the activity between one that is permanent, or one that you only wish to run once.
  • Report file: A path to a text file which in most cases holds the run history of the activity.
  • Overwrite existing report file: This check box indicates whether the report file will be overwritten or appended to.
  • Client threads: A drop-down which allows you to choose the number of simultaneous activities for load balancing purposes. This is limited by your license type but in essence can be thought of as the maximum number of concurrent devices that CatTools will talk to at any one time. This setting is only valid for ??activities that use clients to go out and talk to devices. Obviously the more threads that are running the faster CatTools will be able to complete the assigned task.
  • Retry failed devices: This check box allows you the option to retry any devices that may have failed in the course of the activity. Between each attempt the activity will pause for an interval of X minutes. During this time the activity is still classed as running / busy.
  • Attempts: The number of times that CatTools should retry any failed devices from this activity. Valid range is 1 to 10 attempts.
  • Interval: The number of minutes to pause between each retry. Valid range is 1 to 60 minutes.
  • Consolidate error reporting: This checkbox allows you to specify how level 1 errors are reported by this activity. This option is provided primarily for those that don't care what the specific error was, only whether an error occurred. For example, if you are backing up your devices and one of the devices fails to connect on the first attempt but then is successful on the second attempt you don't necessarily care about the initial failure. Your concern is "was a backup obtained or not". In this example you would have this option ticked. If do you want to see all errors that occurred on all retry's then you should untick this option.
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