cron is the term used for a background server process for performing routine and other maintenance tasks.

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Drupal 7: Why push notification module is too slow? how to optimize it

I don't know is question is good or bad... But I am very confused. On form submit, I am performing two different task, Lets say Task_A and Task_B. Task_A = "Process the form and insert into table" ...
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How to use Feeds to retrieve HTML for nodes, each node having its own url/Xpath expression

Hithere, Maybe someone could help me ... What Im trying to do is to create a Feed, that will retrieve a numeric field from HTML source, and those HTML sources are website homepages associated to ...
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Implement a Queue in Cron

I am trying to implement a Queue for my cron job, but some how it is not working. Following is the code snippet I have tried, but it is not working. function hook_cron() { watchdog('notice', 'Cron is ...
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Cron log time reverts to last failed attempt

I have a cron job that seems to run fine with no errors. However, it always seems to revert back to the last time it ran unsuccessfully. While the job is running, the cron job shows the correct ...
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Drupal CSV import and create nodes

I am trying to accomplish the following through feeds and want to know if this is possible. Setup a cron to pull a CSV file via ftp from another server daily Create a bunch of nodes with custom ...
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how to setup cron to run everytime when new file is generated in drupal files folder

I created webform and saving submitted data into text file in drupal files folder. A remote script performs calculations and outputs new text file to the same folder . I want cron to run everytime ...
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Does performing $entity->save() on field collection programmatically clears the page cache of it's node host?

I am using $entity->save() on a custom hook_cron that runs every minute. Does anyone knows if by doing $entity->save() , Drupal will clear the page cache of the nodes/views/panels housing it?
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set specific time to cron for specific php script

Actually i want all unpublish nodes to be delete automatically whose created date is 2 days ago. I can write php script for that and also include that code in hook_cron api. but i am confused that my ...
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Scheduler module- not working even after cron run, But running scheduler(dmin/config/content/scheduler/cron) cron it is working

Installed 'Scheduler module' and try to publish a content on specific time,But it seems like it is not working. tried with 'Run cron manually' also, But it doesn't ,While trying with Scheduler light ...
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How to automatically put your site into maintenance mode if at least a critical security update is available?

I think I'm craving for this functionality. What I want is, if after a CRON run, Drupal detects that such a security update is available, the site would be taken down for maintenance mode to avoid ...
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Drupal Queue is not processing with hook cron

All my code is here, the queues are created in backoffice, but the action in the worker call back is never processed. ! I lean the node creation in my function inalco_publications_queue_worker is ...
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How to clear caches after workflow state change?

I have a site with a lot of content in various Workflow states for editorial processes. Only the "Published" state is visible by anonymous users. I use Drupal's basic page caching. For a long time ...
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Safe to delete cache_form table while site is in maintenance mode?

My site has a very large database of 100MB, most of this is in a table called cache_form. Ive tried clearing the cache. When I try and run the cron I just get a white screen. My site is in ...
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Drupal System cron temporary file/folder error

I have very specific problem which I can't resolve. Thing is, I've created few files with function that creates temporary files and then system cron after running should delete them. Problem that I ...
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cron trying to delete file(s) although it is linked to entity (node's image field)

Cron generating Did not delete temporary file "public://<filename>.jpg" during garbage collection, because it is in use by the following modules: file. although that file is linked to ...
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How to approach scheduled rules to real deathline?

Hello Im facing a problem, I made an app that makes use of a lot of scheduled rules, I could notice that those rules are not executed exactly in the time that is indicated in the schedule, those rules ...
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Feeds importer. Only imports a certain amount then stops

I have been attempting to import 5,000+ pieces of content from a CSV file using the feeds module. I have it set up to import 130 items every cron run and i have cron running every hour. All is good ...
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Automatic cron job not giving proper results

When I ran my cron manually ,everything is working fine.But when it run automatically it is generating the error message. This is my code in my cron. function hook_cron() { mymodule_report(); } ...
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Cron won't start

I have a smaller Drupal 7 Aquia site and Cron will run successfully if I press the button manually. The issue is that it just won't ever start on its own. The scheduler doesn't seem to be working. ...
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Boost crawler - maximum time to use for crawling on every cron run?

I have a drupal 7 site. The site is really big and has few content types, and a lot of content. I use boost and Cache expiration to improve performance. I will be happy to get some information ...
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How to disable cron from running while another time consuming process takes place?

We bulk upload nodes on our Drupal site. Those nodes need to be Solr indexed all at once, without having to wait for cron to index them. The cron job indexes apachesolr_cron_limit nodes per run. As a ...
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Improving Site Speed and Cache for Authenticated Users

I am building an intranet site. I have the site set up with single sign on via the server authentication module meaning there are no anonymous users. This means large parts of the cache are worthless. ...
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Programmatically change date field in hook_cron

I'm trying go buid a node who is updated every day updating a field 'field_data' to the current date. This is my initial code: function actomodule_cron(){ $nid = 58; $node = ...
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X(16) jobs are behind schedule - Ultimate Cron

I am working on Drupal 7. I installed ultimate cron module to run the feeds module periodically. But for some reason i am getting the following error message. 16 jobs are behind Schedule. Can some ...
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drush cron fails: Drush command terminated abnormally due to an unrecoverable error

$ drush -v -d cron Bootstrap to phase 0. [0 sec, 1.65 MB] [bootstrap] Drush bootstrap phase : _drush_bootstrap_drush() [0 sec, 1.77 MB] [bootstrap] Cache HIT cid: ...
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How to create a cronjob to update all nodes

I have a content type that has a computed field that needs to be updated constantly. So I need to create a cronjob to update all nodes of a certain type (example 'page'), so that the code is executed ...
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cron_last vs node_cron_last variable

I wanted to get the time of last node update (any node). So, then I thought I could simple pick last cron run time ( because I am using feeds module to pull the RSS feeds so nodes will be updated on ...
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Feeds Import stuck after cron

Each time cron runs automatically, Feeds import skips half the new feeds and 2 out of 4 feed importers gets always stuck. E.g.: Solves by Unlocking, but I can't keep clicking Unlock after each cron ...
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saving programmatically without changing the author [closed]

I made a script to change some node fields that is run by cron. When it saves the nodes, the author changes and becomes "Anonymous". Is there a way to save programmatically a node without changing ...
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How to tell whether the current request is part of a cron run?

I have a module that needs to behave differently when its hooks are invoked during a cron run. (For example, my module should redirect normal page requests, but avoid redirecting during a cron run, ...
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302 Redirect with cron.php

On a rather old drupal site (D5) I get a 302 on calling cron.php when doing this via wget or curl. It worked fine for many years (via crontab). If I use a browser for that I get a 200 and a blank page ...
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HTTP request status fails, but update checking works manually

I have a problem with my Drupal 7 (multi-site) installation on a root-server. The HTTP request status shows "failed" on the status page. However, I am able to check for updates manually when logged in ...
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know if the last cron run automatically or manually?

Is there a way to know if the last cron run automatically or manually from the form "run cron" button ? Thanks in advance.
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hook_cron_queue_info 'time' value

I've been searching around, but I can not find a good explanation (or understanding) what the 'time' value in hook_cron_queue_info actually does, or how to set it to work properly. From: ...
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How often does hook_cron happen?

How often does hook_cron happen? what is the periodic time for executing the codes inside this hook?
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Queue doesn't enter on worker function with Elysia cron

I'm trying to use queue api with cron, everything seems work but drupal does not enter on the "worker" function. The problem there is only if I enable Elysia Cron (and I've to enable it..) <?php ...
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Cron failing because of Schema errors

So I have a .install file for one of my custom modules and I am needing a "date_created" field which is a MySQL timestamp field. It's created like this: 'date_created' => array( 'description' ...
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Running cron failed and show white page

I am using Drupal 7. When I am running cron manually as an admin, I get white page. When I am looking at the dblog report immediately after trying to run cron, I always see the following notice: ...
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cron.php failing with errors

I have a site running Drupal 6.30 which has started giving errors when it run the hourly call to cron.php. The cronjob in question is and run as root: 0 * * * * wget -O - -q -t 1 ...
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Cron error: file could not be created

Cron on Drupal 6 seems to complete, but I get a message stating that a file could not be created. Do you have any idea about what is causing this?
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Cron Authentication Error

I can not seem to find out what cron.php is doing exactly that it needs to have an ssl connection with Google. I keep getting the following error: ERROR: Authentication with Google failed. ...
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How to schedule a php function every 2 month?

I need, every 2 month, to execute some rule component programmatically but I don't know how to do this. If I use hook_cron I don't know how to check 'once every 2 month' condition. I can check ...
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Simplenews, Elysia Cron, and Crontab — system cron running every 15 minutes, but having to run cron manual from drupal to send mails

This is our setup: Drupal 7 Elysia Cron 7.x-2.1 Crontab MAILTO="email@maildomain.com" */15 * * * * /drupal/directory/path/to/scripts/cron-curl.sh The system cron is running every 15 minutes and I ...
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why feed importer cron fails?

In my drupal 6 website, we have used feed importers to import feed, but from few days We are not getting new feeds and then I have gone to 'status report' in admin panel and checked status report ...
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trigger a form submission button using custom cron

It's possible to create a cron that trigger the submission of a form ? To be clearer, when my drupal cron is executed, this form will be submitted automaticlly ? EDIT : This is an explantion for ...
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Devel output on hooks called during cron run

I'm implementing a hook that is called if certain conditions are met during a cron run. (Specifically hook_bounce_mails_blocked($mails) from the Bounce module) The hook is triggered, but any output ...
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how to send an email at specified date when a node is saved using rules

I have a node of type task . it has a field reminder date when I save or update the node I want to send an email to list of users on reminder date. I have used rules module for that event: after node ...
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Drupal 7, Elysia cron and Simplenews - messages not sending but

Using Elysia cron with Simplenews to send newsletters. For elysia cron simplenews_cron is set to */10 * * * * (or every minute) But it doesn't run automatically, I have to run it manually. In order ...
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Running repeating background tasks / cron jobs relatively often in Drupal 7 on Pantheon

I ran into an issue recently, where I have a piece of code that accesses content from an external source. The content generation from this source is quite slow (3-5 seconds), but it only needs to be ...
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Cron Run and Cache

I'm running Drupal 7.25 on my Ubuntu server. I have a process that is kicked off by user interaction (form) that needs to run in the background. I currently have cron.php being run every minute via ...