Task Scheduling

Bart Whiteley bart.plug at whiteley.org
Wed Jan 25 11:01:01 MST 2006

Ryan Bowman wrote:
> At work we use jboss as our web app server, when we want to deploy new
> code we need to restart jboss, but the optimal time to do so is
> between 1am and 3am. Rather than wake up that early I want to schedule
> the restart to happen automatically, but it doesn't need to happen on
> a regular schedule, just every so often when we have new code to
> launch.
> I'm thinking of writing a script that edits crontab to schedule the
> restart for 1am daily.  I can run that script manually on the days
> that I need to restart jboss, then the following day remove that task
> from cron (or modify the restart script to edit crontab for me).  Is
> there a better way?

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