Set blackout period
Release allows you to set a start date and an end date to ensure that specific tasks cannot be performed during the set blackout period. To create, edit, or delete a blackout period, you must have the Admin or Edit Blackout Period global permissions.
To create a new blackout period:
- Select Releases > Calendar from the top bar.
- Click in any day on the calendar.
- Select Set blackout period.
- In the Label box, specify a name for the blackout period.
- Select a start date and time for the blackout period.
- Select an end date and time for the blackout period.
- Click Save.
You can see all the blackout periods in the calendar view. On the calendar, the blackout period appears as a red hashed area.
All the tasks can be prevented from starting during a blackout period. You can do this by postponing each task until after the blackout period.
Note If a task is already running, it cannot be postponed.
To postpone a task:
- Go to the release flow editor and click the task.
- Under Scheduled start date, click the Postpone during blackout period checkbox.
The task scheduled start date is reset to 1 minute after the set end date of the blackout period.
If a task is postponed during blackout period, you can manually override the setting and start the task immediately.
To edit or delete a blackout period, select it in the calendar view, and then click Edit or Delete.
If a task is set to Postpone during blackout period and you delete de blackout period, the task retains the current scheduled start date.