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Windows Scheduled tasks ends prematurely, so server doesn't run

I'm trying to run Django on my Windows Server 2008 machine. I can do this manually by calling python manage.py runserver 54321, which launches Django's server at http://127.0.0.1:54321 -- then I can ...
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Checking for changes to cronjobs

Any way check and notify if some one made a change/addition to cronjobs for a particular user on a Linux server? Is it possible to know the changes made too?
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How to schedule job to run on Linux/Unix only when system is idle?

How do I schedule a job to run only if the system is idle? E.g. I want to run some cleanup task every week, but only if it does not interfere with other users. I know I can schedule a task to run ...
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Cron job to run mutiple distinct times

I want a cronjob to run at 10:20 and 12:45. Is it possible to set it in one line using cron ? I know I can add to two similar lines one for 10:20 and another for 12:45.
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Using cron and a script, how can I get something to be triggered, for example, at 10am, 11 days before the last Tuesday of every month?

I'd like to schedule a task to be run a number of seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks before a specified day of a week in a particular month. Examples would be: at 8am, 7 days before the last ...
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crontab schedules and cron jobs

I've put two files in the /etc/cron.d/ directory: The first makes a new post everyday at 12:00AM: 0 0 * * * php /var/www/site1/helper post:make The second updates the latest post every 10 minutes ...
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Synology cron job not working

I am not sure where to ask this question but I'll ask here first. I've got a Synology DS211 server and I am trying to run cron jobs but it is not working. This is the code I got in the crontab file ...
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How to schedule server jobs more intelligently than with cron?

I run a job every minute to reindex my site's content. Today, the search engine died, and when I logged in there were hundreds of orphan processes that had been started by cron. Is there another ...
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Is it bad to edit cron file manually?

It is usually instructed to introduce new cron jobs through command lines; but I found it easier (with a better control of current cron tasks) to manually edit (in text editor) the user cron file like ...
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How do you schedule jobs across a server cluster?

We have jobs that run on single servers on various schedules, but we need to run them on a cluster of servers regardless of which server is going to run them. It is as if we need a cluster-aware CRON ...
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crontab settings

I'm having trouble running a cron job at particular times during the day. Will this crontab setting run the command at 3am, 6am, noon, 6pm, and 9pm? 0 3,6,12,18,21 * * * command
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What's the difference between cron and services like Supervisord?

Recently I came across supervisor while researching beanstalk stuff. Can someone explain to me why I might use a process management service like that instead of plain old cron jobs?
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AT jobs not running

Ubuntu 10.04 Server I am using at to have a bash script schedule itself to run again a particular interval after it completes: (here is the last line of that script) echo "$0" | at tomorrow + ...
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Does ColdFusion Still run scheduled tasks when apache isn't running?

Does ColdFusion 8 application server still run the CF scheduled tasks when apache is stopped?
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How do you monitor and react when some scheduled job fails? - general question

In many projects my team faced problems with 'silent fails' of some important components. There are lot of tasks executed behind the scenes and if somethings fails (either by errors in logic or ...
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cron job executing every minute but should be setup to execute every 4 hours

Note: I've viewed cron: can’t lock /var/run/crond.pid, otherpid may be 3759 but I believe my question is different (but with the same resulting problem.) I'm very new to cron. I setup a script to run ...
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How can I run a job when the server load is low?

I have a command that runs a disk snapshot (on EC2, freezing an XFS disk and running an EBS snapshot command), which is set to run on a regular schedule as a cron job. Ideally I would like to be able ...
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Cron - run task every 90 min

Trying to adjust a cron job to run every 90 min. It was previously running every 20 min, which was a simple cron job: */20 * * * * whatever To change it to every 90, it seems like I need to split ...
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L character in Cron Expression for “Last Day of the Month”

I'm currently writing an article on cron aimed at people who are familiar with the tool, but don't necessarily use it often. I want the examples to be compatible with most common Unix desktops in use ...
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CRON expression for firing a scheduled job between two hours including last one

I have a job scheduled via Quartz and a CRON Expression. The goal of my CRON expression is to run every 10 minutes every day between Monday and Friday between 08:00 AM and 20:00 PM and looks like ...
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cron task problem

I have a cron task as 6,36 * * * * python /usr/local/news.py >> /var/log/newlog it is supposed to run at every 6th and 36th minute of each hour. But for some how the system runs this task 4 ...