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Reports Server - dynamic reconfiguration needed for long-running reports

We have a need to permit users to submit large reports via scheduler from the hours of 8 pm to 2 am.

These reports currently fail due to the daytime configuration limits on the row count and the elapsed time.

I guess effectively we need to stop, change the config, and restart the reporting servers to expand the day-time row and elapsed time limits that are imposed.

Can this be done thru the CMC API or is there a better way to accomodate this need via Powerscript or some other mechanism ?

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  • Posted on May 05, 2011 at 08:39 AM

    Hi,

    you could create a Servergroup and add new Report Servers to this Group. Configure the Servers as you wish and assign this Group to your scheduled Reports.

    Regards

    -Seb.

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    • Former Member Sebastian Wiefett

      I've read about the CMC and it's SDK....is that the way to go ?

      Or can this be scripted by simply turning off each server process, swapping a new configuration file, and restart the processes ?

      There's got to be a way to do this....I find it hard to believe no one else has this need.

      It just makes sense: you want to prevent long-running queries during the day to keep response time low, and then let them rip overnight when interactive users are few.

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