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Task Monitoring Assistant

1. INTRODUCTION

2. CHOOSE ASSISTANT

3. SELECT THE TASKS TO MODIFY

4. TASK CONTAINERS

MODIFY CONTAINED TASKS

5. LOGGING

6. EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

7. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

8. SCREEN NOTIFICATIONS

9. SOUNDS

10. APPLY SETTINGS

11. CONCLUSION

12. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG

1. INTRODUCTION [top]

ChronoSync's 'Task Monitoring' assistant can modify the monitoring behavior of multiple synchronizer tasks at once. This includes logging behavior, email/push/screen notifications and completion sounds. Options will be presented to you one-by-one and the selected tasks will be modified based on what you choose during the assistant. Keeping updated on the status of your syncs is very important. Knowing that they are running error-free is critical to ensuring the integrity of your backups.

Here are the settings you can expect to find in the 'Task Monitoring' assistant:

  • Logging
  • Email Notifications
  • Push Notifications
  • Screen Notifications
  • Sounds

Note that each setting you encounter can be skipped if you do not wish to change it. If you are ever in need of changing any of the listed task monitoring settings for one or more sync tasks, the assistant will be the absolute fastest and easiest way to do it.

2. CHOOSE ASSISTANT [top]

From the ChronoSync Organizer window, choose 'Use a setup assistant.' This takes you to all of the assistants ChronoSync has to offer. For this guide, choose 'Task Monitoring.'

list of assistants

A summary panel will appear to explain the 'Task Monitoring' assistant. Click on 'Get Started' to set up the assistant.

Task Monitoring explanation

3. SELECT THE TASKS TO MODIFY [top]

Choose one or more of the tasks in the list that you would like modified. These are all of the backup and synchronization tasks that you have created, including task containers.

select the tasks to modify

4. TASK CONTAINERS [top]

If you chose a task container in the previous step, you will be presented with the following:

MODIFY CONTAINED TASKS [top]

Determine if you would like to modify ALL of the tasks contained within the selected container(s).

Modify contained tasks

5. LOGGING [top]

To keep the log small and manageable, only summary information and errors are posted to the log by default. If you wish to have more detailed information posted, you can enable that option here. This panel also allows you to choose to mirror the log to an external file. This is so more information can be preserved and makes sorting through the information less unwieldy. Click on 'Next Step.'

Enable logging and mirroring

6. EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS [top]

In this panel, you can choose how you want ChronoSync to handle email notifications. If you wish to have an email sent to you after the task is run, you can choose to have just a basic summary of the synchronization or you can have detailed information, including error messages. Here you can also choose to not send email notifications at all. Click on 'Next Step.'

Enable email notifications

7. PUSH NOTIFICATIONS [top]

On this panel, you can choose how to set up push notifications to ChronoMonitor on your iPhone. The notification will contain basic details of the task and a summary of any error messages. Click on 'Next Step.'

Enable push notifications

8. SCREEN NOTIFICATIONS [top]

By default, ChronoSync uses screen notifications via Notification Center to notify you of when a task completes. This panel allows you to either keep the screen notifications ON or to turn them OFF. Click on 'Next Step' to go to the next screen.

Enable screen notifications

9. SOUNDS [top]

You can choose to have ChronoSync play sounds at different times during the synchronization: When a task completes without errors, When a task completes with errors and If a task needs your attention. Or you can choose to not have any sounds defined. We recommend taking advantage of this feature so that ChronoSync can alert you to problems that arise in case you aren't actively watching your tasks. You can even choose different sounds for different events so that you can identify whether or not the task needs your input without switching over to the ChronoSync application. Choose the option which best suits you and then click on 'Next Step.'

Enable Sounds

10. APPLY SETTINGS [top]

If you are happy with the options you've selected in the previous panels and you wish to apply all the changes to the selected synchronization tasks, click on 'Apply Settings.'

Apply settings Settings being applied

11. CONCLUSION [top]

That's it! You now have applied task monitoring options to multiple synchronization tasks. If you need to access any of the tasks in the future, they can be found in the ChronoSync Organizer.

12. WHEN THINGS GO WRONG [top]

Using the task monitoring assistant is pretty straightforward so the above steps should work flawlessly and without incident. If you encounter any problems following this tutorial or you have any questions concerning any of the settings, please contact our technical support team and just ask! We don’t mind — we're here to help!