Scheduler

The scheduler is used to control BitTorrent during certain times of the day on certain days of the week. With the scheduler, it is possible to tell BitTorrent to stop torrent jobs, use a different bandwidth limit, or stop downloading entirely during specified times.

Enable Scheduler will enable the scheduler if checked.

Scheduler Table

  • Each square in this table represents each hour in each day of each week. You can change the color by left-clicking on a box. It cycles through dark green, light green, white, and light red. Left-click-dragging will cause all time blocks that the mouse passes over to change to the new color.
  • Full Speed occurs during the time periods where the scheduler table is colored dark green. During these time slots, BitTorrent will adhere to the normal global upload and global download rate limits.
  • Limited occurs during the time periods where the scheduler table is colored light green. During these time slots, BitTorrent will adhere to the upload and download rate limits specified in the Scheduler Settings. Because the settings affect global rate limits, forced torrent jobs are affected during these time slots.
  • Turn off occurs during the time periods where the scheduler table is colored white. During these time slots, BitTorrent will stop any unforced torrent jobs.
  • Seeding only occurs during the time periods where the scheduler table is colored light red. During these time slots, BitTorrent will cause unforced torrent jobs to stop downloading, though they will continue to upload data. Forced torrent jobs will continue downloading during these time slots.

Scheduler Settings

  • The Limited upload rate field sets the global maximum upload rate that all torrent jobs should follow when operating under Limited mode. Other than the context in which it is active, this upload rate limit behaves exactly like the global maximum upload rate. Leaving the field blank is equivalent to setting it to unlimited. This value is interpreted in KiB/s, so please enter it as such.
  • The Limited download rate field sets the global maximum download rate that all torrent jobs should follow when operating under Limited mode. Other than the context in which it is active, this download rate limit behaves exactly like the global maximum download rate. Leaving the field blank is equivalent to setting it to unlimited. This value is interpreted in KiB/s, so please enter it as such.
  • Disable DHT when turning off disables DHT when the scheduler is operating under Turn off mode.