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Re: [hylafax-users] batching almost there

offman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

The other question is about redials, if we submit 4 faxes to the same destination & the same TTS , and if the first one hits a busy signal, do the other 3 also try to call the busy number , or is the software smarter than that, and puts them all for a re-try?

It is smarter than that, yes. It will reschedule them all for a later attempt. However, the rescheduled time will not likely be the same for each, so (as the code now stands) they will not likely all be batched on the next attempt.

If you wanted them all batched again then you could 'faxalter -a time' them all from an admin account to make sure they all try to go together again.

lee, I'm not looking for something that is 100%, just budget reduction, and I'm not happy with what happened at the start of this thread.
and just for the record, I am down 1 staff member as of last monday.

Well, it would seem, that I had misunderstood your batching needs previously, and yes, batching seems to be designed exactly for your purpose: to try to reduce the number of calls to the same destination whenever possible.

Before I made the fix for the race condition I had sincerely believed that jobs scheduled for the same time-to-send would get batched. Apparently I had never tested it, though, and when I did test it after the discussion with "Steve" began, I relized that indeed there was something silly going on. I'm glad that it's working at least tolerably well for you now. It's nice to know that at least some people are making good use of this feature.



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