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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? –  duxk.gh Sep 8 '13 at 14:28

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