Create Schedule

A backup/clone job schedule tells JetBackup the time and frequency a backup/clone job will be executed as well as your backup retention limit.
You may add/edit schedule(s) through the job settings.

Example configuration page for a new schedule:

Create New Schedule Page


Schedule Name

This will be used internally for your convenience.

Schedule Type

  • Hourly - Will be executed every X hours.
  • Daily - Will be executed on the days of the week you choose to execute the backup job.
  • Weekly - Will be executed once a week, on the day you choose to execute the backup job.
  • Monthly - Will be executed on the days of the month, from the 1st / 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th day you choose to execute the backup job.
  • After Backup job is done - The job depends on another Backup job to be finished, only then it will be executed. When this option is chosen, You can also set a "delay" in minutes/hours/days to wait before starting.
  • After Clone job is done - The job depends on another Clone job to be finished, only then it will be executed. When this option is chosen, You can also set a "delay" in minutes/hours/days to wait before starting.
  • After cPanel job is done - The job will be executed after cPanel backup system is done. When this option is chosen, You can also set a "delay" in minutes/hours/days to wait before starting.

To safely change between schedule types, please add a new schedule on top of your existing schedule(s) and give your backup job ample time (the full retention length of your new schedule) to generate and correctly mark backups with the appropriate schedule type(s). You can then safely remove the previous schedule once the backup job runs for one full cycle of your retention.

Schedule Hours

With an Hourly Schedule Type, you may choose to execute the backup job every one/two/three/four/six/eight/twelve Hours.

Schedule Days

With a Daily/Weekly Schedule Type, you may choose which day(s) of the week to execute the backup job.
With a Monthly Schedule Type, you may choose to execute the backup job from 1st/7th/14th/21st/28th of the month.

Backup Retain

Specify the number of backups to keep.

Schedule Time

With a Daily/Weekly/Monthly Schedule Type, you may specify the time of day (based on your server local time) on when to execute the backup job.

Schedule Delay

With a After Backup/Clone/cPanel job is done Schedule Type, you may set how much time to delay a backup job in minutes/hours/days before executing the backup job.