Tips and Tricks
Nick Decker, Engineering Supervisor There are numerous reasons why an administrator or developer might want to schedule particular tasks to run automatically at a particular point in time or at a regular interval such as a nightly backup job, maintenance utility, or some kind of batch processing job. One common method for scheduling tasks is the UNIX or Linux cron job. However, certain types of tasks (especially those which require interaction with BBj® Services) would be more easily managed if BBj had a builtin scheduling feature and it would also remove operating system dependencies from an administrators deployment plan. Therefore, BBj 12 introduced a new scheduling feature to the already robust set of tools available in the BBj Enterprise Manager as well as the Admin API.