Windows 10: Can I schedule multiple tasks for the same app?

  1.    08 Jun 2017 #1

    Can I schedule multiple tasks for the same app?

    I have a question about running SyncToy. I have five jobs set to synchronize from folders on a 1Tb internal drive to folders on a 6Tb (3/3) external drive. I am in the process of running the jobs for the first time, & will then schedule them to run every night. I am concerned about the size of the jobs & am wondering if I should set up more jobs of a smaller size.I am running Windows 10 Pro, Build 1607, 64 bit with 16 Gb Ram. I included a small graphic to show the size of my jobs to avoid a rather lengthy explanation.

    Note: I have asked this question at Microsoft community & got no response.Many Thanks,MamaWolf

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       09 Jun 2017 #2

    Since all software that runs under a windows system (Starting with Win 3.1), is re-entrant code which means it can be running in multiple instances concurrently. The application is not the problem. What you will run into ( You haven't described how all of these drives are connected ) but you will probably run out of input/output thruput. I can only recommend that you try it, see how long it takes and if takes way to long, cut the number of tasks down by 50% and do it again serially.

    I saturate my Sata6 buss moving backup files to multiple USB 3.0 external drives all of the time.
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  3.    09 Jun 2017 #3

    Thanks for the input. These will all be going to a NAS that is part of my network. The original runs took a long time, but I expected they would. We will see what happens.

    Many Thanks,
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