I would like a custom group of machines to restart once a week at a certain time but if the task they are rendering hasn’t finished by a certain time then i’d like the task to be cancelled
i thought a maintenance job with a repeating schedule would be perfect for this.
i’ve set the job up and set it to run once a week with a start and finish time. this works fine.
my trouble is deadline command which i’m using to set restart after current task doesn’t understand localhost / self so i have to specify in the commandline the hostname of the machine.
is there any way round this or a different method i haven’t thought of.
i would usually just run a python script but the machines it’s running on do not have python installed for security reasons.
any help would be appreciated