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Cronjob in batch mode?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Helmut2509, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Helmut2509

    Helmut2509 Member

    In one of my XenForo-AddOns I implemented a cronjob, which runs more than one hour.
    the sysadmin told me, that for technical reasons such a job has to run in batch mode.
    any idea how this can be achieved?
  2. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Can you describe the problem in more detail.
  3. Helmut2509

    Helmut2509 Member

    Normally a XenForo cronjob runs as a web application , but according to my sysadmin there are some serious drawbacks when such a job runs for a long time. So the job has to run in batch mode.
  4. Adrian Schneider

    Adrian Schneider Active Member

    If a cron job runs for an hour, it shouldn't be a cron job. Either break it into smaller, more frequent jobs, or have it running as a daemon properly.

    If you insist on running it periodically through XenForo, you could always spin up a new process to do it. Something like...

    exec('php your_file.php &');
  5. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Please indicate what you mean by "long time".

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