[resolved] Batch execution of a PHP script that takes a long time to execute (2 posts)

  1. John Peden
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi folks,

    I've written a plugin that works like a charm on smaller sites backing up the content and the DB. The plugin runs into issues on larger sites however and I'd like to batch process the script. What is the best way of having a simple script, that takes a while to run, execute in batches/chunks and update the user after each successful batch?



  2. John Peden
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Solution was more in the thought process than the code. I built in a log reader using JS that updated the user at each step and found the best way of completing the operations I wanted (in this case using shell exec to copy files). Sped up the process and kept the user informed throughout.

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