Background Workers for Node js

Hi, I would like to use background workers for my node web service. Currently I am using Express.js with bullMq in the same web service.

I would like to migrate my backgroud taks to background-workers but the documentation is not clearer and there is no example on how to deploy it with node.

i hope the getting started guide could be a bit better. I’m not sure if I should keep bullMq or how to refactor my code to deploy it as background-worker.

Hey Enoch,
Your first steps would probably be to create a background service with all the environment variables it needs, deploying the same repo as your webservice but have your start command start bullMq instead of express. I found this article on SO which describes the type of setup I’d expect https://stackoverflow.com/questions/65760157/process-layout-for-deploying-an-api-with-node-js-and-bullmq

Unfortunately, given the many different options it’s almost impossible for us to document deployment of everything to Render

John B

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