Scheduled Job Descriptions

The default scheduled jobs are displayed in the lower portion of the status page of the Local Services tab. Not all jobs are enabled by default. The following jobs are displayed:

  • blocklist-compile: Generates a blocklist file that combines data from SophosLabs and customer lists. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-makemap : Compiles a standard list or map and/or the group-specific list named members-per-group into a CDB list or map. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-mark : Writes timestamp marks in log files. (EDGE, enabled by default)
  • pmx-mlog-stats: Gathers data about the message log to provide Sophos with statistical feedback. It is recommended that you select the Share data with Sophos feature on the Support tab of the PureMessage Manager. Doing so will automatically enable the pmx-mlog-stats job. Providing these statistics to SophosLabs gains you improved protection against spam threats. (CSM, EDGE, both disabled by default)
  • pmx-mlog-watch : Scans the activity in the message log's in-bound traffic for irregularities that may indicate spam activity. (CSM, EDGE, both disabled by default)
  • pmx-prd-reduce-daily: Reduces the last day's data in the PureMessage reporting database. (CSM enabled by default, EDGE disabled by default)
  • pmx-prd-reduce-hourly: Reduces the last hour's data in the PureMessage reporting database. (CSM enabled by default, EDGE disabled by default)
  • pmx-prd-reduce-weekly: Reduces the last week's data in the PureMessage reporting database. (CSM enabled by default, EDGE disabled by default)
  • pmx-prd-reduce-v2: Reduces the data in the PureMessage reporting database's new reports tables. (CSM enabled by default, EDGE disabled by default)
  • resource-sync : Synchronizes resources between local and database stores. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-qdigest : Generates digests of quarantined messages. (CSM, EDGE, both disabled by default)
  • pmx-qdigest-expire : Deletes old quarantine digests (those that exceed a specified age) stored in the var/digest/pending directory. (CSM, EDGE, both disabled by default)
  • pmx-qexpire : A wrapper for pmx-store-expire, which can archive and delete messages from the message store that are older than the specified age. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-qmeta-index : Add message metadata to the quarantine index. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-qrelease : Process centrally stored quarantine action requests. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-quarantine-tidy : A wrapper for pmx-store, which manages message stores, the indexed collections of messages organized into a directory structure, such as the messages in the PureMessage quarantine. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • consume-blocklist-log : Consumes the data from the blocklist_log and uses it to populate the reports database. (CSM, EDGE, both disabled by default)
  • consume-message-log : Consumes the data from the message_log and uses it to populate the reports database. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • consume-pmx-log : Consumes the data from the pmx_log and uses it to populate the reports database. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • consume-quarantine : Consumes the data from the quarantine and uses it to populate the reports database. (EDGE, enabled by default)
  • reports-time-ranges : Populates the table prd_period with time ranges for reporting. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-webui-cleanup : A utility that cleans up End Web User Interface sessions and temporary files. (CSM, enabled by default)
Important: By default, the following data update jobs are scheduled to run every five minutes. It is not recommended that you adjust these settings because doing so will compromise the level of best protection that is ensured by frequent SophosLabs updates.
  • pmx-blocklist-data-update: The Perl Package Manager (PPM), run to upgrade and install PureMessage blocklist data. (CSM, EDGE, both disabled by default)
  • pmx-antispam-data-update: The Perl Package Manager (PPM), run to upgrade PureMessage anti-spam data. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-sophos-data-update: The Perl Package Manager (PPM), run to upgrade PureMessage Sophos (anti-virus) data. (CSM, EDGE, both enabled by default)
  • pmx-db-watchdog: Checks if PGSQL is alive. (CSM, enabled by default)