How to set up a migration schedule?

When creating a migration session, a migration schedule can optionally be set up to:
Only start migration after a specific absolute time
Use different iQoS Impact Level at different time of the week.
Suspend migration activities at different time of the week.

If migration schedule is NOT enabled for a migration session, the session will be migrating 24/7 at the selected iQoS Level.

Migration Schedule related features described in this article are available on Cirrus Migrate Cloud Version 5.0.0 or later.

Enabling Migration Schedule

When creating a migration session, under iQoS, toggle Enable Migration Schedule to enable this feature.

Enable Migration Schedule

Configuring Migration Start Time

Migration start time can be configured to control when a migration session will start. Once configured, no migration activities will take place before the specified time.

This would allow you to safely pre-create migration sessions in environments where data copying can only take place after specific time.

Migration Start Time

Once configured, migration session will be created and it will show the scheduled start time of the session.

Note that migration start time is configured based on the management console's timezone.

Configuring Migration Time Slots

Migration time slots can be configured to instruct the migration session to use different iQoS Levels (or not migrate at all) at different time of the day.

Time slots can be created with 15-minute intervals (e.g. 8:00am - 4:45pm) and optionally, Fridays and Weekends can have a different set of time slots.

Note that time slots are configured based on the host's system timezone.


The following example will create a migration weekly schedule that:
Suspends migration during Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am to 12pm
Migrate at Moderate iQoS level after 5pm Monday to Thursday.
Migrate at Aggressive iQoS level from 5pm Friday till 9am Monday.

Schedule Configuration

Once a schedule is created, it can be viewed in the main migration details screen.

Updated on: 17/08/2022

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