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    Scheduled task didn't run


    I should have had an automatic system restore backup today (It's been 7 days since the last system backup).
    It didn't happen, so I checked the Task Scheduler, and I see that System Restore task last ran yesterday morning at 8:46.
    Why didn't it run this morning?
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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Hi JeffL,

    I'm a bit confused about the your issue. From what I can gather, it looks like your system restore was run on 7/23 (per second view), you then confirm it was last run on 7/30 (per your use of the word yesterday). That would be the 7th day; yes? If correct, I'm not sure how today (7/31) enters into the big picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Hi JeffL,

    I'm a bit confused about the your issue. From what I can gather, it looks like your system restore was run on 7/23 (per second view), you then confirm it was last run on 7/30 (per your use of the word yesterday). That would be the 7th day; yes? If correct, I'm not sure how today (7/31) enters into the big picture?
    You have the dates correct. Yesterday was the 7th day, so after 9:07 AM today is the eight day. The SR task runs everyday, and if finds that a Restore Point has not been created in the last 7 days, it creates a new Restore point, but the task did not run today, it last ran yesterday morning. If it had run today, it would have created a RP.
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    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Your image shows that a restore point was created on the 30th so I'm still not getting it, Anyway, no need to respond so just hang in there and maybe someone else will clearly understand your issue and respond accordingly. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Your image shows that a restore point was created on the 30th so I'm still not getting it, Anyway, no need to respond so just hang in there and maybe someone else will clearly understand your issue and respond accordingly. Good luck.
    Sorry for the confusion.

    The restore point was not created on the 30th, the last restore point was created on the 23rd (the 2nd screen shot shows my two current restore points).

    The first screen is showing that the Scheduled task that runs a program to check to see if an automatic restore point should be created was last run on the 30th (yesterday), at which time it determined that it was not time to create a restore point. If that task had run this morning, it would have seen that it was now time to create a restore point (7 day rule), but the task did not run. It is suppose to run every day.
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    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi Jeff,

    System Restore points are created under the automatic maintenance umbrella (note the absence of the task trigger). The point will be created during the next maintenance period, so there's nothing to worry about.

    See also my posts on maintenance:
    Fan at full speed during shut down and sleep
    Windows 8 Automatic Maintainence Question

    Vadim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Hi Jeff,

    System Restore points are created under the automatic maintenance umbrella (note the absence of the task trigger). The point will be created during the next maintenance period, so there's nothing to worry about.
    I did notice that there wasn't a trigger, but I thought the scheduled task that determines if a restore point should be created, was run every day.

    It was run this morning, and having run, since the previous restore point was at least 7 days old, a new one was created:
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    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Jeff,

    Everything is correct. First, automatic maintenance should kick in, which triggers the system restore task. Then the system restore mechanism determines whether a point has been created within 7 days, as you had already made sure in a different thread of yours.

    If your problem is solved, please mark the thread as such.

    Vadim
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    Vadikan,

    I'll mark this as solved, my only question is, why didn't the SR scheduled task run yesterday? Isn't it suppose to run every day? That was my primary question. I learned about the 7 day rule a couple of months ago. If the task had run yesterday, I think the restore point would have been created yesterday.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Before this, has the task run every time it was supposed to?
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