Check out this post by Mark Robins. Very informative on Cron Task setup. Mark is a wealth of knowledge.
” The best practices guide gives specific advice about crontasks and it is important that the advice is followed.
Crontasks can often:
- Be CPU intensive
- Write lots of log entries
- Crash a JVM if they have resource leaks- If the JVM crashes then any users on the JVM will lose their sessions”