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Scheduling Tasks in the Game Panel

Introduction:

Automating routine tasks is essential for efficient server management. Pterodactyl allows you to schedule tasks to run automatically at specified intervals, ensuring that your game servers operate smoothly without manual intervention. This guide will walk you through the process of scheduling tasks in Pterodactyl, enabling you to automate server maintenance, backups, and other essential operations.

Step 1: Accessing your Game Panel

You can access your game panel by following the instructions here.

Step 2: Navigate to the Task Scheduler

Once logged in, locate and click on the “Schedules” option in the sidebar. This will take you to the task scheduler interface, where you can view and manage scheduled tasks for your game server.

Step 3: Creating a New Task

To create a new task, click on the “Create Schedule” button in the task scheduler interface. You’ll be prompted to provide details for the new task, including its name, command, and schedule.

Step 4: Configure Task Details

Enter a descriptive name for the task to help you identify its purpose easily. You should then choose the times you want your schedule to run, you can use the CRON cheatsheet to help you with setting the times.

Step 5: Setting Up Tasks to run on the Schedule

Now you have created a schedule you need to add a task to run with it. To do this, simply click the schedule you just made, then click ‘New Task’.

Step 6: Configuring your Task to run on the Schedule

Select the Action type from the Action drop down and then either use a predefined entry or your own payload for the task (the payload is where you enter the command, DO NOT enter the / in front of the command). The action people typically use is the ‘send command’ option, which automatically runs a command on the server at the scheduled time.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully scheduled a task in Pterodactyl, allowing you to automate server management operations and streamline your workflow. With scheduled tasks, you can ensure that your game servers remain operational and well-maintained with minimal manual intervention.

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