Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Grails 3 quartz-plugin with Clustering Support

If you need to run Quartz in Grails 3 on a clustered Application Server environment, you must change the default config so it is Cluster aware. Otherwise, each Job on each node runs independently.

1. Create the DB Tables for Quartz

This was quite hard and I needed to dig into the Quartz Library Source Code to get a Schema for Mysql with InnoDB (which had a typo..). I then created a migration file for the Grails database-migration plugin. 
Just copy this migration file into your grails-app/migration directory and register it in changelog.groovy

2. Configure database-migration plugin

Next, you need to tweak the database-migration config, so it ignores the Quartz tables. Otherwise,  it would drop the tables with the next dbm_gorm_diff run. Example for application.groovy:


3. Configure quartz-plugin

Next, you need to configure the Grails Quartz Plugin to use the jdbc store, and enable clustering.

4. Test clustering

Startup your application. You must see such message:

  Using job-store 'org.springframework.scheduling.quartz.LocalDataSourceJobStore' - which supports persistence. and is clustered.

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