Sandboxing in BullMQ refers to the process where job processing is performed in a separate Node.js process for increased reliability and fault tolerance. This is beneficial because if a job processor crashes due to an error or some unhandled exception, it will not crash the main queue process.
Here's how you might implement a sandboxed worker:
In this example,
/path/to/your/processor.js should be a file that exports a function. This function takes a job as its argument and processes it:
This function will run in a separate process due to the Worker instantiation, isolating potential crashes or heavy processing from the main queue process.
Please note that in the context of sandboxed processes, it is important to handle possible errors effectively. You should include good error handling procedures in your processing script.