Hi.

I'm wondering if using Jenkins slaves is the right solution for long running tasks on remote servers.


I want to run a long running task (like e.g. restoring databases), but I'm worried about temporary connection issues. Note that my Jenkins server is non-public and it has a one way connection to the deployment server. So I'm planning to use SSH to connect from Jenkins to slave (using SSH Slaves plugin).

So... What happens if a Jenkins slave is disconnected from master while running my restore task? Will the task keep on running (i.e. run commands that restore databases and run other build steps)? Will I be able to see log of the tasks from master (i.e. will Jenkins automatically re-connect to slave and download logs from slave)? If not will I be able to at least retrieve a log form the slave (e.g. by downloading files manually)?

Regards,
Nux.

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