I have a request for notifications to be sent out 6 months, 3 months, and 1 month before an event occurs on a SharePoint calendar. I was looking into this issue and every one seems to be saying to have the workflow start on creation and "pause" until a certain time.
Normally I would just go ahead and do this, however with the long time frames I am dealing with I wanted to know if this would cause an impact on performance? Also the calendar currently has 34 items and I am not to sure about having 34 workflows stuck in limbo for that amount of time.
Would setting up a workflow like this for one, let alone 34 items be safe?
I am currently using SharePoint server 2010