On 10 Oct 2007, at 10:29, Raven wrote:
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:
- have cron do a normal web request to /nightRunner/doIt?
- build a maintenance script and place it somewhere (where?) that
have access to the models and database and call it via script/runner?
- Yes. we typically have a cron_jobs folder with (you guessed it)
require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/config/boot’
require File.dirname(FILE) + ‘/…/config/environment’
at the top should get all the rails stuff setup for you