When I noticed that the backupscript I placed in /etc/cron.weekly on my Debian6 server isn't executed I placed this small script in it, to see if the weekly cronjob is executed at all:
#!/bin/bash echo 'CRON RAN' > /var/log/cron-weekly-runcheck.log
saved it as
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 64 Jul 15 02:14 /etc/cron.weekly/runcheck.sh
When I checked today, the logfile it was supposed to create did not exist.
The crontab looks like the following (which should be the default debian6 crontab to my knowledge):
SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily ) 47 6 * * 1 root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly ) 52 6 1 * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly )
Everything that shows up of the weekly cronjob in any logfiles is this line:
Jul 16 06:47:01 wtwrp /USR/SBIN/CRON: (root) CMD (test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly ))
cron.daily seems to work since logrotate works.
cron.hourly has no scripts in it.
Any ideas on what could possibly be going wrong?