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Poll Question : What do you mostly use VisualCron for?
Choice Votes Statistics
  Running scripts/executables
69 %
  PGP encryption
1 %
  Performing file operations / archiving
3 %
2 %
5 %
  Hiberate / Standby / Logoff / Logon / Lock
0 %
  HTTP operations
4 %
  Sending email
4 %
  Executing SQLs / stored procedures / DTS / SSIS
8 %
  Total 86 100%
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Offline Support  
#1 Posted : Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:52:05 PM(UTC)

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Offline ErikC  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:32:36 AM(UTC)

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We have a lot of FTP jobs running, so this was my vote. We do have a lot of other tasks, but the main reason we use this program (at 1st) was for FTP auth ssl. Now I (and the company I work for) can't live without it anymore.... :d/
Uses Visualcron since 2006.
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Offline adrian.groenendyk  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:01:17 PM(UTC)

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It is the one tool that lets me execute my scripts that access the network.
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Offline mrpixar  
#4 Posted : Saturday, March 1, 2008 9:18:58 PM(UTC)

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I use it mostly for our nightly builds and data backups ... I LOVE this application :)
Offline hawkings  
#5 Posted : Thursday, July 9, 2009 5:46:52 PM(UTC)

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We are using it both for our data exchange with other companies, i.e. FTP and SFTP (my vote), but also for parsing this data using scripts, file copies, etc.

I really like the file features in the new 5.x versions, and despite the problems we have experienced with the FTP protocol after the upgrade (still not working in 5.1.18 :), we still love the structure of the visual interface, and the modularity of tasks and jobs. :)

Best regards,

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Offline bkuo  
#6 Posted : Saturday, October 10, 2009 3:07:13 AM(UTC)

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All of the above.
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Offline vinitron  
#7 Posted : Thursday, February 25, 2010 2:36:24 AM(UTC)

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Thought I would answer...

We use it to run administrative operations for several eCommerce websites.

Tasks include:
- Generating and FTP'ing product feeds to various marketing outlets
- Using the triggers to execute webservices that generate warehouse reports
- Downloading product feeds from suppliers (sources include: http, ftp, and email attachments) and submitting them to proper processes
- Email various reports, etc based on conditions

I must say - very useful!
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Offline rprastein  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, October 19, 2010 5:05:59 AM(UTC)

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We mostly use it for running perl scripts, and for e-mail notification of script failure. It's very cool being able to look at stderr and stdout for any failed script from one central location within seconds of the script's failing.

Once we get an authentication bug sorted out, we will also be using it to send a daily http query to a low-traffic web server that needs a periodic "nudge" to keep its essentials in memory. At some point in the future, we may also start using some of the filesystem management capabilities.

We love the UI, and the greatly improved stability and reliability over the Windows Task Scheduler (which I attribute at least in part to the ability to specify that a job does not start if there is already a copy of it running).

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Offline matrixIII  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 2, 2011 11:37:16 PM(UTC)

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Scheduling capabilities and scheduling interface.
Running scripts/executables
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Offline levi  
#10 Posted : Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:40:53 AM(UTC)

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Our company cannot live without this tool! it does almost everything except make me breakfast when I get to work in the morning.. haha

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Offline kyletraynor  
#11 Posted : Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:34:34 AM(UTC)

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PGP encryption & SFTP and the big ones but executables, emails, zipping & SQL functions as well

Edited by user Saturday, January 28, 2012 1:35:14 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline mferree  
#12 Posted : Monday, May 7, 2012 5:21:16 PM(UTC)

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Executing SAS programs, system health checks, zipping, and emailing
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Offline dcote  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:01:16 PM(UTC)

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Use it to:
- run executables
- ftp get/put
- email
- print to mail (over 60 jobs for multiple agencies)
- electronic filing
- email task notifications
- watching folders
- keep sane

All while I'm asleep in the wee hours of the morning! :)... zzzz

Thanks for a great product.

Edited by user Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:02:51 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline mwoffenden  
#14 Posted : Sunday, February 10, 2013 3:33:28 PM(UTC)

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  • daily backups
  • monitoring the event log for specific events
  • cleaning up temp files
  • running executables
Michael Woffenden
Founder and President
Information Results Corporation
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Offline dkocur  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:07:51 PM(UTC)

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All of the above.


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