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We've got a really frustrating issue with our ColdFusion 8.01 box that seems to be getting worse as time goes on.

Every so often (the actually time seems pretty random - it could be 24 hours it could be 5 days) scheduled tasks that have been created in the ColdFusion Administration are simply disappearing.

There's no pattern that we can see as not all the tasks vanish at the same time but, innevitably, the tasks will eventually drop out of the list.

It doesn't seem to coincide with anything we're doing (CF restarts, Server patches, etc.) and the tasks themselves run without error ... assuming they haven't been removed.

Has anyone else experienced this behaviour? I've tried adding to the scripts but they still disappear over time.

Any assitance gratefully received.


(cross posted at http://forums.adobe.com/thread/713347 and http://blog.rubicon.je/)

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The only thing that comes to mind is that something is periodically (or, worse, sporadically) overwriting the XML file where these are stored. Probably not helpful enough to be an answer, but maybe it gives you a place to start. –  Ben Doom Sep 2 '10 at 17:04
Are you running url based or file based tasks? –  crosenblum Sep 2 '10 at 19:15
they're all URL based –  Rob Dudley Sep 3 '10 at 7:38
Thanks Ben - I don't think so as not all of the tasks are deleted at the same time so it must be something in the tasking engine removing them –  Rob Dudley Sep 3 '10 at 7:38

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As a work around, you may want to backup of the xml (wddx) file that takes care of the scheduler. Where I work, there is talk of having the scheduler tracked in version control.

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