August 7, 2018
Our longest standing feature request was to improve Calibre’s test scheduler. What we've built aims to be straightforward and uncomplicated, exactly how we envisage Calibre to be.
The original scheduler was fairly opaque — sites were randomly allocated an hour of the day at which automatic snapshots were created. That time could only be altered by contacting support, which wasn't very convenient.
Customer needs varied, but by popular demands, scheduler definitely needed to:
It became clear that the new scheduler should be more versatile in order to be used successfully in many different scenarios.
The new scheduling options should be extensible enough to accommodate most of performance testing use cases:
These scheduler options are uncomplicated enough for everyone to understand, and powerful enough to encompass all the needs of our customers.
One of the user-interface goals of Calibre is to always display time in a format that makes sense to humans, not machines. Calibre automatically detects your timezone and hides away the ugly details of UTC conversion.
Scheduler is available to all accounts and can be found under Site → Settings → Agent Settings.
We couldn’t have created this solution without the patience and feedback of the Calibre community. Thank you for helping us learn and improve.
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