Scheduled Optimization

In the Scheduled Optimization section, you can control and monitor the scheduled automatic optimization. This can be helpful, for example, to see the the status of the optimization job or the last time that the job was run in the vault.

The Optimize Database (Thorough) operation tries to improve the performance of the vault database. The operation defragments indexes, updates database statistics, and compresses the full-text search index. For more information, see Optimizing the database.

To open the Scheduled Optimization section:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files server.
  3. Expand Document Vaults.
  4. Expand a vault.
  5. Select Scheduled Optimization.
Note: The section is available in offline mode only when optimization is in progress.

Select the Optimize Database (Thorough) job to show these options in the task area: Start Job, Stop Job, and Properties.

Editing the scheduled optimization job

  1. In the Scheduled Optimization section, double-click the Optimize Database (Thorough) job.
    Result:The Scheduled Job Properties dialog is opened.
  2. Optional: Edit the description.
  3. Optional: To edit the schedule:
    1. Click Schedule.
      Result:The Define Schedule dialog is opened.
    2. Specify the schedule with the available options.
      The schedule option When idle is not supported in M-Files.
    3. Click OK to close the Define Schedule dialog.
  4. Optional: In the Automatic cancelation section, specify a timeout for the scheduled job to improve system performance.
  5. Click OK.