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April 23, 2011 / kiranpatils

Description of Sitecore Jobs

Challenge:

Few days back we decided to disable few of Sitecore Agents which we were not using at all. So, we started checking Web.Config files and found that there were few jobs in config files which we were not sure whether to disable or not. But finally we sent the list to Sitecore support — Really helpful guys and they helped us to identify which job is for what. So, thought to share with world!

Solution:

Here you go:

Task

Description

Sitecore.Tasks.CleanupEventQueue This task clears obsolete events from the databases, should be enabled to keep database clean.
Sitecore.Tasks.DatabaseAgent Basically it is fetching following item : /sitecore/system/tasks/schedules from core DB which doesn’t contain any item.

Also it is fetching following item : /sitecore/system/Tasks/Schedules/ from Master DB which is also empty.

If you don’t have tasks at above location then you can disable it safely.

This was used by modules like Statcenter. Can be safely disabled

Sitecore.Tasks.UrlAgent Keeps ASP.NET Worker process alive. Avoid disabling it.
Sitecore.Tasks.TaskDatabaseAgent Runs scheduled tasks from the database
Sitecore.Tasks.CompactClientDataAgent Clears temporary files
Sitecore.Tasks.CleanupHistory Clears history storage which is involved in case of using Lucene
Sitecore.Tasks.CleanupPublishQueue Clears publish queue, used for incremental publishing mode
Sitecore.Tasks.HtmlCacheClearAgent Clears HTML Cache.
Sitecore.Tasks.PublishAgent Scheduled publishing.
Sitecore.Tasks.CounterDumpAgent Dump counter values to the filesystem, used for troubleshooting

Just a note : 00:00:00 means Agent/Job is disabled. So, If you don’t want to comment/remove agent from config. set its value to 00:00:00.

Happy Job Disabling! 🙂

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