Update data via cron?

Hi!

I’m building a small site and I wish to fill the data in the database
nightly via cron. What is best practice here? Do I:

  1. have cron do a normal web request to /nightRunner/doIt?
  2. build a maintenance script and place it somewhere (where?) that
    have access to the models and database and call it via script/runner?

Thanks.

On 10 Oct 2007, at 10:29, Raven wrote:

Hi!

I’m building a small site and I wish to fill the data in the database
nightly via cron. What is best practice here? Do I:

  1. have cron do a normal web request to /nightRunner/doIt?
  2. build a maintenance script and place it somewhere (where?) that
    have access to the models and database and call it via script/runner?
  1. urgh.
  2. Yes. we typically have a cron_jobs folder with (you guessed it)
    cron jobs

Sticking

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/config/boot’
require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/config/environment’
ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection

at the top should get all the rails stuff setup for you

Fred

Or you can run your cron script with script/runner

On 10/10/07, Frederick C. [email protected] wrote:

  1. build a maintenance script and place it somewhere (where?) that
    require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/config/boot’
    require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/config/environment’
    ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection

at the top should get all the rails stuff setup for you

Fred


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