Topic "If second instance of WinSCP runs, what happens?"

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sgarciav

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Since the automated WinSCP process that I will be launching via the Windows Scheduler will be copying a large number of files and I am going to be launching it every 5 minutes, what will happen if the current run of WinSCP is still running?

I've done a few tests and it looks as though the second instance of WinSCP just exits, leaving the previous instance intact and running. This is totally acceptable, but I would like to ask here to verify. Do I need to take anything else under consideration? Thanks! Salvador
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There' definitely no mechanism in WinSCP that would explain the behavior your describe. For WinSCP it is perfectly correct to run multiple instance in parallel. Though I believe the Windows Scheduler by default prevents parallel runs of the task.
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sgarcia

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Thanks for the reply. I will keep testing to prevent a second instance from starting up. Yo are correct, there is a setting in the Task Scheduler to prevent parallel run of the same task. Regards, Salvador
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