Main - Running Jobs

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Main - Running Jobs

All processes that are started by VisualCron can and should be handled by the VisualCron client application.


The VisualCron processes are monitored and ended from the main menu Server -> Running Jobs dialog. With this dialog all VisualCron processes are viewed, even those not visible in Windows Task Manager (e.g. a web request).




Job process

When a Job is run by VisualCron a Job Process is started. A Job Process is a temporary working version of a Job. There can only exist one unique Job but many Job Processes derived from that Job, for example, many Jobs running at the same time.


The Job Process:

keeps track of all Tasks that should be run

checks conditions

sends notifications

updates the client with new status for a Task


Task process

A Task Process is created when a Task is run. The Task Process:

notifies the client when a Task is started and completed

performs the action, for example runs a command or POST to a website


The Task Process has an Id which enables control of the actual Task Process. A Task Process is a temporary version of a Task. There can only exist one unique Task but many Task Processes derived from that Task. This occurs when many Job Processes are running at the same time.


The Process Manager

In the process manager you can see all active processes. You are also able to Stop these processes in different ways. The result of pressing the Stop button is dependent on currently selected row and ViewStyle.


The selectable view styles changes the way VisualCron presents the hierarchy of the processes and also affects how the Stop button will work.


When you click on Stop on a:

Job row - all Job Processes and its Task Process will be stopped

Task row - all Task Processes that are spawned from the Task will be stopped

Job Process - the Job Process and its Task Processes will be stopped

Task Process - a single Task Process will be stopped