Question: How to configure a BullMQ cluster for job processing?


BullMQ doesn't directly support clustering like Bull does. However, you can effectively create a cluster by running multiple instances of your job processor, each connected to the same Redis instance. This allows you to distribute the processing of jobs across several machines or processes.

Here's an example of how you might set this up in Node.js:

// worker.js const { Worker } = require('bullmq'); const connectionOpts = { host: 'your-redis-hostname', port: your-redis-port, password: 'your-redis-password', }; const worker = new Worker('my-job-queue', async (job) => { // process job here }, {connection: connectionOpts}); worker.on('completed', (job) => { console.log(`Job with ID ${} has been completed`); }); worker.on('failed', (job, err) => { console.log(`Job with ID ${} has failed with error: ${err.message}`); });

To create a "cluster", simply run multiple instances of worker.js. Each will connect to the same Redis instance and start processing jobs from the queue. They'll automatically share the workload between them.

Remember that all instances should be able to access the necessary resources to do their jobs, like databases or filesystems. Also take care of error handling and job retries, as failures may become more likely in distributed systems.

For scaling needs beyond what this setup can provide, consider using a task queue system designed for larger scales and more complex workflows, like Apache Kafka or AWS SQS.

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