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Add ability to disable all schedules temporarily on server.

One of our Server customers has a need to disable all schedules temporarily across all worker nodes.  I do not see an easy way to do this unless we go into each worker's settings and disable from there, but this is not ideal.


The reason is for scheduled maintenance windows during a large upgrade or migration.  Currently stopping the Alteryx Service on each worker is time consuming.


Thank you! 

8 - Asteroid

We currently have routine server maintenance that happens every Sunday morning. Currently users do not have the ability to schedule around that outage window without significant headache in managing their schedules to run the same Monday - Saturday, but then skip a few hour window on Sundays. Most users simply do not comply which puts manually intervention on the admin side to stop the Alteryx Service and then purge the Mongo Db file so we don't get the 'Check the mongod.lock file is > 0KB in size'.


It would be great to either allow more robust scheduling at the user level (pick days of week and frequency per day) and/or to give admins the ability to create an outage window that prevents workflows from running during a designated time period.

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

hi @JalenBraegelmann Thank you for your idea! We appreciate the time our users take to provide us feedback and help us improve our product. 

17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Yes, this would be nice to have

7 - Meteor

It would be helpful to be able to schedule blackout times on the gallery (when users cannot run or schedule jobs), so that the MongoDB can be backed up on a regular schedule without interrupting scheduled jobs.

Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

hi @alexvornsand and @DataPrepChad thanks for your feedback, I can definitely see how this would be helpful for admins. Make sure to also check out other users’ ideas, and "Like" the ones you'd like to see in the product!

7 - Meteor

This should be tied to the Server notifications to alert the blackout before hand and also during the maintenance



7 - Meteor

Good idea