Start or schedule a deduplication job

You can manually start a deduplication job or specify a repeating schedule for the job to run automatically.

About this task

It is recommended that you run the Dedupe job once every 10 days. The first deduplication that you run on the cluster might take significantly longer to complete than subsequent deduplication jobs.

Procedure

  1. Click Cluster Management > Job Operations > Job Types.
  2. In the Job Types list, locate the Dedupe job, and then click View/Edit.
    The View Job Type Details dialog box appears.
  3. Click Edit Job Type.
    The Edit Job Type Details dialog box appears
  4. Specify the job controls as follows:
    Enable this job type
    Select to enable the job type.
    Default Priority
    Set the job priority as compared to other system maintenance jobs that run at the same time. Job priority is denoted as 1-10, with 1 being the highest and 10 being the lowest. The default value is 4.
    Default Impact Policy
    Select the amount of system resources that the job uses compared to other system maintenance jobs that run at the same time. Select a policy value of HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW, or OFF-HOURS. The default is LOW.
    Schedule
    Specify whether the job must be manually started or runs on a regularly scheduled basis. When you click Scheduled, you can specify a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly schedule. For most clusters, it is recommended that you run the Dedupe job once every 10 days.
  5. Click Save Changes, and then click Close.
    The new job controls are saved and the dialog box closes.
  6. Click Start Job.

Results

The Dedupe job runs with the new job controls.