The Tasks Screen is an important and powerful foundation for the Platform System. In order to take full advantage of the Platform ‘Server’ capabilities, Tasks have been provided to allow Jobs to be run on the server which offloads the work from user workstations and laptops.
Task operations are referenced throughout this manual including but are not limited to data management tasks, asset management tasks, tape operations and transcoding.
Task Jobs run on the Platform Server with each Job running on the Platform Node that holds the Platform Space that the job is operating on. Jobs will run concurrently (at the same time) or consecutively (in sequence) based on the job type and the available resources as defined below.
The task system has many different types of tasks that are categorized for easy searching and are also linked to the Notification System. Jobs for each task type listed below can be run concurrently (at the same time) or consecutively (in sequence) as defined below.