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You can create one-time jobs or cron jobs on Porter, which can be linked from your Github repo or from an existing Docker image registry. Cron jobs are meant to run on a schedule using a specified cron expression, while one-time jobs are meant to be triggered manually. Here are some use-cases for each type of job:

  • Run one-time jobs for database migration scripts, data processing, or generally scripts that are designed to run to completion on an unpredictable schedule
  • Run cron jobs for tasks that should run on a specified schedule, such as scraping data at a specified interval, cleaning up rows in a database, taking backups of a DB, or sending batch notifications at a specified time every day