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Re: Pet Peeves?

From: dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org
To: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves?
Date: 2009-02-02 23:11:50
Message-ID: 937d27e10902021511r28ba76l93e5d4077e1d994f@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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You realise you just described the very project you saw me write a
presentation on today right?

:-p

On 2/2/09, Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:
> Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>
>> - Managing jobs (e.g. - "pgcron")
>
> A number of people have mentioned a job scheduler. I think a job scheduler
> entirely inside Postgres would be a terrible idea.
>
> However a cron daemon which used Postgres as a storage backend would be very
> cool. It could then provide SQL functions to manipulate the schedule and
> allow
> you to set jobs that call database functions using the existing connection
> instead of forcing you to write an external script.
>
> This is something someone could do with no special database background, the
> hard part is finding a cron source base which is flexible enough to extend
> to
> use a database backend. I'm under the impression most cron daemons are based
> on pretty old and ossified source bases and are burdened by a lot of legacy
> compatibility requirements.
>
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