I want to use Sidekiq to run some jobs in the background. The jobs will be created by the whenever gem (or similar) which creates a Sidekiq worker at a specific time. This worker will in turn create a few hundred Sidekiq jobs.
So, I’m using Heroku and wonder if I need to use a separate worker dyno for these jobs? Or can I use, for example, Unicorn to run Sidekiq “inside” my one web dyno?
I read something about it here: Free background jobs on heroku (Example)
But is it a good idea?
If it is not appropriate do it this way, can I spin up a separate worker when I need to? Perhaps I will create these jobs once a week. It would be cool to create a worker → finish all jobs → kill worker. Possible?