The tbprocess Program

The tbprocess program monitors the database queues for batch processing work to be done. When it finds a batch processing job to complete, it launches the appropriate Vectorize or Render programs to process the job (you can monitor these jobs using the queues in the Control Center module. In order for a machine to perform the batch processing, you must launch the tbprocess program on it.

You can use a set of schedules to better manage the batch processing on your Harmony system. While scheduling dictates the type and time a machine will perform batch processing, the tbprocess program does the actual batch processing work (for both vectorize and render batch processing).

There are several ways in which you can start the tbprocess program on a machine and then verify that it is indeed running. You can run only one session of tbprocess per machine. If you try to run more than one tbprocess session, nothing happens (the first session keeps running). You can monitor the jobs taking place in the tbprocess session by opening the log file.

Remember that just because tbprocess is running on a machine, it does not mean that the machine is actually doing any batch process work at that moment. The schedules determine the location and time when the machines perform batch processing work.

This section is divided as follows:

Starting the Batch Processing Queue on Windows
Starting the Batch Processing Queue on Linux
Starting the Batch Processing Queue on Mac OS X
Verifying that a tbprocess Session is Active
Monitoring a tbprocess Session