Email Alerts for Lengthy LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x Tasks
At the present time, LiveUpdate Administrator can send email notifications/alerts to administrators if a download or distribution task fails. It can also send mails upon the successful completion of the task.
A helpful addition to this functionality would be if the LUA 2.x server could keep track of all active tasks, and send a mail if an individual task has not completed within a set amount of time. This mail could raise awareness of a task that has potentially "hung" without failing completely out.
This would also be an important alert to network security administrators that a particular download job (for example) is taking longer than is typical - perhaps the large monthly hub downloads. The admin can then be aware that definitions will not be ready at the usual time and take any necessary action. (Perhaps a daily distribution task is scheduled after the hour when the download usually succeeds. The admin will know to launch a manual distribution after receiving the email about the hub download's successful completion.)