If you’ve seen the following behavior with CopyStorm/Director:
Screenshot: Duplicate CopyStorm jobs in CopyStorm/Director
Please review your Windows Task Scheduler configuration for
CopyStormJobRunner.bat. Ensure that:
- Exactly one Task is configured to launch
- In the Settings of the Task Declaration
- “If the task is already running, then the following rule applies:” is set to “Do not start a new instance“
The following screenshots provide an example configuration that will run the
CopyStormJobRunner.bat script every 10 minutes, starting at 20:00, every day.
Screenshot: CopyStormJobRunner Triggers Example
Screenshot: CopyStormJobRunner Settings Example
If you’ve ensured that the Windows Task declaration is configured correctly, and you’re still seeing CopyStorm/Director launch multiple jobs at the same time, please review the History for the Task.
In practice, we’ve seen Windows Task Scheduler run a task multiple times at the configured trigger time – even with the “Do not start a new instance” task rule applied.
Your History tab may look something like this:
Screenshot: CopyStormJobRunner History Example
In the screenshot above, you can see multiple Action Started Task Categories at the 04:00:04 timestamp – meaning that multiple instances of
CopyStormJobRunner.bat are running concurrently.
This is a known bug in certain versions of Windows Server.
- Disable the current CopyStormJobRunner Windows Task.
- Create a new CopyStormJobRunner Task with the same configuration as the previous Task.
- Monitor the History for the newly created task – ensure that you see exactly one Action Started Task Category at the expected execution time.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if you notice further issues after following these steps.