There are a lot of ways to tackle that problem but everything coming to mind involves third-party software.
You can use Sysinternals PsList<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896682.aspx>( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896682.aspx) to look for your process. If the process is not found then start it. One approach would be to create a batch file that uses PsList piped to find (e.g. 'pslist.exe | find "My Process") and start it if not. The scheduler might satisfy your needs but I have used VisualCron <http://www.visualcron.com/> ( http://www.visualcron.com/) for complex scheduling. If you wrote the process that is running then you could make it check for existing instances of itself and shut down if it is already running. Then you could schedule it to start every 30 minutes because it will just close if the first one is still running. On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 4:42 AM, Andrew Williams <andrew4willi...@gmail.com>wrote: > *I want to check that the job is still running and start, if it stopped > because the program is meant to consistently update for the global market? > * > > On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 11:19 PM, George Larson > <george.g.lar...@gmail.com>wrote: > >> I'm new to the list, so maybe I've missed something. Please disregard if >> I'm blathering idiotically. >> >> What OS are you using? >> >> Do you mean that you want to run the job repetitively (again and again) or >> *do you mean that you want to check that the job is still running and >> start, if it stopped?* >> >> >> On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 6:02 PM, 9el <le...@phpxperts.net> wrote: >> >>> cronjob or deamon to execute the php file >>> >>> >>> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 4:56 AM, Andrew Williams >>> <andrew4willi...@gmail.com>wrote: >>> >>> > Dear All, >>> > >>> > I have written a back end php program that update live stream database >>> and >>> > this data is streamed 24 hours a day. Please, what is the best way to >>> make >>> > sure this program execute or runs 24 hours day. >>> > >>> > Best Wishes >>> > Andrew Williams >>> > www.willandy.co.uk >>> > >>> >> >> > > > -- > Best Wishes > Andrew Williams > > >