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Cloud Server > 7 - Scheduled Tasks > What are Scheduled Tasks?

7.1 What are Scheduled Tasks? Cloud Server Pro service guide Cloud Server Smart service guide

Aruba Cloud Computing offers a useful tool for managing your Cloud Servers: the Scheduled Tasks.
From the specific section it is possible to schedule tasks which will run on the specified date and time on the selected Cloud Server. There are two types of scheduled tasks:
  • single task - a task which runs one single time on a specified date and time;
  • recurring task - a task which is repeated and runs (every hour, every day, every week or month) on scheduled times;
All the Scheduled Tasks, be they single or recurring (which have not run yet), can have their contents changed, can be enabled or disabled, deleted at any time.

With the Scheduled Tasks it is possible to schedule the following tasks on the Cloud Servers:
  • switch on
  • force switch off
  • switch off
  • edit computational resources (vCPUs and/or RAMs)
  • create Snapshot
  • restore Snapshot
  • delete Snapshot
Graphically the tasks you add will look like this in the calendar:
 
Type of Scheduled Task Enabled Disabled Cloud Server Pro / Smart
Switch on
Force switch off
Switch off
Edit computational resources
Create Snapshot
Restore Snapshot
Delete Snapshot
The system only displays the Scheduled Tasks which have not been executed for a period of 12 months. Tasks scheduled on dates beyond 12 months will only be displayed starting from 12 months before the entered date.

The Scheduled tasks can only run on Cloud Servers which on the scheduled date and time are switched "On" or "Off" (it is not possible to schedule tasks on archived Cloud Servers).