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I want to limit transmission to work at 02:00 AM untill 08:00. How?

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The Speed Limit in Transmission throttles the upload/download speeds during the time set. What you want to do is set the upload/download speed values to 0 and implement that starting at 0800 and end at 0200. That should deactivate all uploads/downloads starting at 8am until 2am the following day.

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You can always set a general throttling policy in Transmission to limit bandwidth usage. If you modify the Speed Limits for Scheduled Times: as I explained, that will enable uploads/downloads only between 2am and 8am as you wanted. The settings you had entered disabled uploads/downloads during the time you actually wanted it to be active. – douggro Apr 27 '13 at 16:14
No, more like this. – douggro Apr 27 '13 at 21:03
I've just tried this, but it's not an ideal solution I think. Transmission still connects to peers so it's still active. Do you know of a way Transmission is completely inactive between certain periods of the day? – Sep 8 '13 at 14:28

I was going to use the above scheduled throttling, but thought of something additional and that is to just use the cron daemon via a start and stop: (e.g. Add the following to cron jobs via crontab -e)

 * 2 * * *  sudo service transmission-daemon start
 * 8 * * *  sudo service transmission-daemon stop

for you 2am-8am schedule. Perhaps even start it a little (5 minutes?) earlier/later?

The only problem I see from this though, is that the service won't be running during the day, when you want to add new torrents. So you'd have to start/stop manually whenever you are adding torrents (per "session")

Depending on your habits, this may/may not be convenient...

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Welcome to AskUbuntu! ;-) The existing answer is a bit simpler to implement then yours, but yours would consume less memory.. But you need to enable the daemon (which is lacking in your answer) There also is a spelling error in your output and your answer does not contain the crontab command to make this work. Therefore: please update your answer to make it a full-fledged working solution and drop me a note @Fabby so I can upvote it, or delete this answer altogether to get rid of the negative reputation points you now got... – Fabby Feb 5 '15 at 13:25
Thanks. The spelling was a bad typo, sorry. I've assumed the OP already has the daemon enabled etc, but added what I thought you meant about crontab command... My answer was really intended as a response to the comment from - but Stack exchange doesn't let those under 30rep comment (but I can answer?) – DougF Feb 6 '15 at 1:26
There. made it a bit more "professional" and upvoted. Always use the logic of the person asking 2AM-8AM, so also put the start/stop in that order... Review my edits: – Fabby Feb 6 '15 at 7:20

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