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Hi, I’m a data analyst/scientist that is looking into some data automation solutions. Let’s say I create an ETL process that extracts data from an external database and save it to a SQLite database on my laptop. If I create this local flow and want it to run every day, does that require my computer to be on all of the time? Or is that not an issue if I register the flow to Prefect Cloud?

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Only your agent/execution layer needs to be on 24/7. If you want to do that just for a hobby project, this post may help for Prefect 1.0:

For Prefect 2.0, we will publish some more tutorials in the future, but for now, you may try deploying it with Kubernetes as shown here:

Thank you! I will look into this further.

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