Buffer Functions (Polling)
16.4.2. FTP Push Start Time
The "Start Time" parameter in the FTP Push Conﬁguration menu allows
you to specify an exact start time for an FTP Push operation. The Start
Time is indicated using 24 hour (military clock) format. Note that the FTP
Push operation speciﬁed by the FTP Push Start Time will be performed in
addition to any Periodic Push actions that are deﬁned, and that after the
FTP Push Start Time elapses, additional Periodic Pushes will be scheduled
relative to this user deﬁned Start Time.
For example, assume that the periodic push value is 120 minutes (two
hours.) Normally, the VIP might perform a periodic push at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30
and etc. However, if the FTP Push Start Time is then set at 4:00, the VIP
will perform the 1:30 and 3:30 periodic pushes according to the previous
schedule, but will then perform an additional FTP push at 4:00 (as speciﬁed
by the FTP Push Start Time), the timer will then be reset, and the next
periodic push will not occur until 6:00 (two hours after the start time,) and
additional periodic pushes would be scheduled for two hour intervals after
the FTP Push Start Time.
Providing that all FTP Server parameters are deﬁned, and the real-time
clock has been accurately set, the FTP Push Start Time will cause the unit
to perform one FTP Push at the speciﬁed start time, and then reset the timer
for Periodic Push operations. Once the FTP Push Start Time is selected, it
will be applied once during the next 24 hour period, and that Start Time will
effectively be established as the new "zero hour" for timing future periodic
Note: Although the FTP Push Start Time will normally only be
observed once during the 24 hour period after it is ﬁrst set, the FTP
Push Start Time will also apply when any of the following events
• When the FTP Push Start Time is deﬁned or changed.
• When the "Push Action" parameter (FTP Push Conﬁguration
Menu, Item 12) is enabled or re-enabled.
• When the value for the "Periodic Push" parameter (FTP Push
Conﬁguration Menu, Item 13) is changed.
• When saved parameters are uploaded to the VIP unit as described
in Section 15.2.
• When the VIP unit is powered Off, and then powered On again.