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How to handle Timer startDates properly

I have the following code from a Timer I've had since the v3.0 days (but now running in a v4.0 app):

  1. @BackendlessTimer("{'startDate':1492200000000,'frequency':{'schedule':'daily','repeat':{'every':1}},'timername':'VerifyGooglePlaySubscriptions'}")

    public class VerifyGooglePlaySubscriptionsTimer extends com.backendless.servercode.extension.TimerExtender implements MyLogger


  2. ....

The annotation's startDate equates to UTC: Friday, April 14, 2017 8:00:00 PM.

When I run I get: [WARN] Timer's 'VerifyGooglePlaySubscriptions' start time is in the past. The timer will run accordingly to the schedule.

Today I deployed some non-timer changes and the Timer's startDate shows in the console as:


The questions I have are:

Why is the start time set to the time I deployed - 14:29:03 UTC (11:29:03 JST)?

Can't it preserve the original 8:00 PM UTC?

I don't want to have to update all my Timers' startDate annotations every time I do a deploy.

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Hi Simon

I've created an internal ticket for it BKNDLSS-16394, and we will notify you here when the problem is solved asap

Thanks, Vlad