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    How do I make maintenence tasks? So like, every night my forum goes down for maintence, then comes back on?

    How can or how do I enable it?

  • #2
    There's no need to pull the forum down for maintenance, like we did with BBSes.

    The simplest way to force the maintenance to run is to leave your browser parked on Who's Online overnight.


    • #3
      If your goal is to turn the forum on and off, you will have to actually write a cron job that you run from your server, not one run through vBulletin. If you use vBulletin, then your script could shut the forum down, but once it is down, Scheduled Tasks no longer run, so you wouldn't be able to turn it back on. Thus, you will have to write a script that you run by a cron job on your server. The place to ask for help with that is over on, the modification site.

      Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
      vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
      Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to
      If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

      W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help


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