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Error "com.tableausoftware.backgrounder.AppLifecycle - Terminating" in Windows Event Logs


Published: 13 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 04 Aug 2017

Issue

Background processes restart every 8 hours, and the following message appears in the Windows Event Viewer log files:
 
INFO com.tableausoftware.backgrounder.runner.BackgroundJobRunner - periodic shutdown 

ERROR com.tableausoftware.backgrounder.AppLifecycle - Terminating... 

Environment

Tableau Server 

Resolution

The Tableau Server background process restarts are an expected part of the internal maintenance tasks for Tableau Server.

Cause

Tableau Server background processes are designed to restart every 8 hours.
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