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DelayedJob ActiveRecord Backend
Add the gem to your Gemfile:
If you're using Rails, run the generator to create the migration for the delayed_job table.
rails g delayed_job:active_record rake db:migrate
Problems locking jobs
You can try using the legacy locking code. It is usually slower but works better for certain people.
Delayed::Backend::ActiveRecord.configuration.reserve_sql_strategy = :default_sql
Upgrading from 2.x to 3.0.0
If you're upgrading from Delayed Job 2.x, run the upgrade generator to create a migration to add a column to your delayed_jobs table.
rails g delayed_job:upgrade rake db:migrate
That's it. Use delayed_job as normal.