Tasks lets you configure and save frequently-run imports, exports, data comparisons, and migrations, so you can later execute them on demand.
Task Scheduler takes it up a notch by adding a scheduling functionality, so they are run automatically at the specified times.
Automate MongoDB tasks
Tasks and Task Scheduler help you automate repetitive MongoDB jobs by allowing you to configure, save, and schedule tasks and run them as needed.
After saving your frequently-run jobs, you can simply run them on-demand using Tasks, or run them automatically using Task Scheduler.
Tasks and Task Scheduler only currently work with the following features, but more are in the pipeline:
- Import Wizard (all types)
- Export Wizard (all types)
- Data Compare & Sync
- SQL Migration (both directions)
- Go to the Studio 3T global toolbar and click on the Tasks button.
- This will open up the Tasks dialog, which provides an overview of all previously-saved tasks.
Create a task
To create a task, click on the New Task button. This will open the New Task dialog:
The dialog displays all the possible types of tasks you can create:
- All import types
- SQL to MongoDB Migration
- MongoDB to SQL Migration
- Data Compare and Sync
- All export types
Select the task type and click OK. This will close the current dialogs and trigger the approrpiate tab – depending on the task type – where you can continue to configure and save the task. Here are the links to the relevant documentation:
Save a task
On top of each task tab is a toolbar with three buttons:
- Save task – Saves the task with its current name, or prompts the user to name it if it wasn’t saved yet.
- Save task as – Prompts the user to name the task and save it.
- Execute task – Executes the current configuration.
After saving the task, it will be visible in the Task Overview dialog:
Execute a task
- Select any number of tasks in the Task Overview dialog.
- Click the Execute button, or right-click on the task(s) and choose Execute. Studio 3T will then execute the task with the saved configuration.
You can track the progress of import jobs in the Operations panel. For Data Compare & Sync jobs, a Comparison Results tab will automatically open.
Edit a task
- Select any number of entries in the Task Overview dialog.
- Click the Edit button, or right-click on the task(s) and choose Edit. This will bring up the corresponding tab, filled with the saved configuration.
Clone a task
- Choose any number of entries in the Task Overview dialog.
- Click the Clone button, or right-click on the task(s) and select Clone. A copy will be created for each selected Task, under the name “Copy of <task name>”.
Delete a task
- Choose any number of tasks in the Task Overview dialog.
- Click on the Delete button, or right-click on the task(s) and press Delete. The user will asked to confirm the deletion, after which the tasks will be deleted.
Schedule MongoDB tasks
Task Scheduler is the complementary feature to Tasks, which lets you schedule jobs to be executed automatically at specified times.
To schedule a task, open the Task Overview dialog.
Double-click in the Schedule cell of the target task. This cell is initially empty, meaning that the task hasn’t been scheduled.
This will trigger the Task schedule editor, which allows you to schedule the task. You can choose to run the task everyday:
Configure the schedule as desired and click Save.The task is now scheduled to run:
Run MongoDB tasks on a remote server
With the release of Server 3T, it’s now also possible to run on-demand and scheduled SQL migration tasks on a remote server.
Learn more about how you can run tasks remotely here.