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Old 03-27-2007, 09:24 AM
KirbyDE KirbyDE is offline
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I see no real problem with running a heavy processing script through vB Cron Jobs. They are triggered via a 1 Pixel Image, so they don't really affect the browsing user triggering execution.

Things to keep in mind though: It might be necesary ton increase max_execution time and ignore user abort.
Also, if processing takes > 1 minute (which is probably the case) it might be necessary to build the next execution time before the end of script execution, so it does not run into race conditions.
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