Cron is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. Cron enables users to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at certain times or dates.

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run cron job only if load not too high

I need to synchronize two systems, so the producers list new entities to be created on the consumer app. It has no realtime need (mostly for datamining, so being a few hours behind isn't an issue), ...
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Multiple servers Rsync into one NAS simultaneaus

Scenario: 1 NAS at our main office (Synology Cubestation CS407) 20 remote servers in various physical retail stores (1 server per store) Network between HQ and stores are in an MPLS/VPN. I have ...
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Solaris “crontab -e” locking via vi

I ran into an issue yesterday with locking on Solaris and crontab editing that has me wondering what the best way to protect multiple concurrent edits of the same crontab are on Solaris. I've ...
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Crontab command not executed

Coming from Why is my crontab not working, and how can I troubleshoot it? i still don`t know why my command is not executed. I got same command for root and www-data and my cron logs shows that ...
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Kerberos master server to slave server automation?

I've set up Kerberos in my workplace running on Centos 6 boxes, and successfully propagated the master server database to the slave and also set up a cron job to update it automatically every 5 ...
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how to use screen with crontab?

I have a screen task running with node (nodemon) I would like to restart nodemon at midinght every day What I do manually is under SSH screen -r myscreen I TYPE "rs" manually I type CTRL+A+D to ...
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How to rotate a log file from crontab?

I have this directive on my crontab: * * * * * /var/www/github/mysite/bin/email email worker await --pid=/var/run/mysite-worker-email.pid >> /tmp/mysite-worker-email.log As you can see all my ...
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Crontab Certain Days of Week Colliding

I've setup a backup rotation on a centos 6 crontab, one script should run Mon-Sat, the other on a Sunday, never on the 1st of the month. However the weekly (Sunday only) script has been running every ...
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Debian 8.0 - Cron job not working or not called.

I have the following entry I put in after running crontab -e */10 * * * * /var/www/myApp/script/every_10m.sh The script every_10m.sh exists and is executable. Just for testing purposes it has one ...
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How can I send ALL cron output to syslog rather than email

I am running cron with -m off to stop it sending email and then the -s option is supposed to send all output to syslog. Cron cmdline is crond -s -m off My cron job for testing this is * * * * *...
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Magento's cron.php: Persistent or not? Why putting it into cron?

I have a question regarding Magento. Apparently, to perform scheduled tasks within Magento, it needs to run a script called cron.php. Originally the script was triggered by an on-server crontab using ...
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Check if remote mysql is running

I want a bash shell script that i can run using a cron job to check if mysql on a remote server is running. If it is, then do nothing, other start the server. The cronjob will be checking the remote ...
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Crontabs and SSMTP?

I'm trying to send an email through cron and ssmtp. I created a script with this #!/bin/bash printf "Subject:test\n\Test text" | ssmtp email@adress.com The script works fine when run from the ...
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Setup efficent cron for running a script [duplicate]

I have to run a script which runs every 10 min between these hours everyday 6:50-7:30, 10:50-11:30, 13:50-14:30, 16:50-17:30, 19:50-20:30 What will be efficent crontab with minimum no of lines.
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Why is the cron ENV different from the user's ENV?

On a new Ubuntu install, a user's PATH is: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games But in that same user's cron environment, it is: /usr/bin:/bin ...
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Running a bash script via cronjob to restart a service

First of all. I don't know anything about bash scripting. second this is a very big problem on my side, and I don't have any idea what to do. Currently, I have this website. which was written in php. ...
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Crontab / jobs failing (due to + sign?) [duplicate]

I'm trying to automate a nightly backup with the following cron jobs (IPs and password redacted. of course): [root@katexic ktxc]# crontab -l 30 3 * * * /bin/tar -czf /backup/ktxc/ktxc-`date '+%m%d%y'`...
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cron not running specific command [duplicate]

I have a simple script and asking crontab to execute that script. In the script, I have 2 commands I want to run and append the output to a file. Only one of the commands does as it should. However, ...
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How to filter cron messages in syslog-ng

I have a litte problem. I dont know ho to filter cron jobs in syslog-ng. It's spamming my log. Jun 05 16:09:01 CRON: pam_unix(cron:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0) Jun 05 16:09:...
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CentOS root user crontab for mysqldump

I am using CentOS 6.6. I am trying to set up a crontab. I made an .sh script which runs perfectly when executed manually. The command is following: mysqldump --skip-lock-tables --single-transaction -...
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run PHP file from shell script

I have never added a cron job and am not much use with shell either... My chosen cron directory is /etc/cron.daily/ all I need my script to do is run a php file daily. I would be nice if it ran at ...
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Server crashing daily at 3:40am

I have a cloud server with rackspace. It is CentOS release 5.10 (Final). 40GB storage, 1gb ram, 2gb swap. I am running the kloxo control panel to manage the virtual hosts. Every day it eats up all ...
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Command will run in shell but throws unexpected EOF error in cron [duplicate]

I am trying to run the following in cron to back up a server every morning at 4am: 0 4 * * * dump -0uan -f - / | gzip -2 | ssh -c blowfish user@server dd of=/backups/`hostname`_`date '+%m-%d-%Y_%k%M%...
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VPS Cron and other email going to spam folder [duplicate]

I have a new vps and I need to setup some cron jobs on it to notify me of what's happening on the server. I've tested with sendmail and emails are indeed leaving the server, but on my email they are ...
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How to detect if a longer chain of commands in cron fails?

I want to create a crontab wrapper in python that logs if a crontab entry fails. It should be useable like this: 0 * * * * cronwrapper -c "some_command | some_other_command & third_command 2>/...
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centos 6 64bit crond not running on startup?

I have two VPS from ramnode, centos 6 64bit. I have reinstalled server 2 several times and also tried 32 bit centos 6. Same problem. Whenever I type reboot and then service crond status it says ...
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how to stop cron mail receiving in spam folder?

I have added a cron job for my incremental backup, and I configured it like this.But my mail goes to spam folder.so iclick not spam option in mail.it moves to inbox.but again it receives in spam 0 23 ...
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cron job doesn't run under specific account

I have a crontab entry on my RHEL 5.4 system under the "oracle" account but it never seems to actually run. I have the following entry: * * * * * /home/oracle/blahblah.sh > /tmp/test.log 2>&...
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Run cron jobs in different TZs

I have several cron events that need to run but on different timezones. For example, I have one event that runs every day at 08:30 UTC, and another event that runs every day at 09:30 CET. I've read ...
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How to send an e-mail after a cron job [duplicate]

I have added a cron job for my incremental backup, and I configured it like this: 0 23 * * * /usr/bin/rsync -ravzX /mnt/external/project/ /media/backup/project/ | mail -s "Backup Success" admin@...
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Issues with Webalizer cron job throwing error due to file cannot open - how to Fix?

So I have a newly installed server running Ubuntu 14.04 with the default install of Sentora the free open source control panel. I did not make any customization to webalizer or cron. So I am unsure ...
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Add cronjob with bash script - No crontab for root [duplicate]

I have a deployment script and in it I'm trying to add a cron job. This is the code I am using which I found on stackoverflow. I'm running debian 8. # ADD CRON crontab -l > mycron echo "10 * * * * ...
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Disable cron jobs or cron daemon on Ubuntu 10.04 server in rescue mode

I am trying to recover an Ubuntu 10.04 server in rescue mode and I want to stop cron jobs and/or cron daemon running on reboot. So far I have: Edited the cron files in /var/spool/cron/ renamed /etc/...
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Crontab, keep output log, but disable email sending

For now I have crons like : 45 * * * * www-data php /var/www/console cmd:dispatch --env=prod 2>&1 > /var/log/cron/cmd_dispatch.log And I'd like to disable email sending. In order to ...
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Is it possible for a cronjob to start before MySQL starts?

I am on CentOS 7, and if I put: * * * * * python script.py It works. If I put: @reboot python script.py Then it says it cannot connect to MySQL. If I run it from command line too, it works. ...
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Why is PATH wrong with cron entry? [duplicate]

I have an entry in cron.d: 31 17 * * * root /home/some_user/.bash_profile; /home/some_user/bin/some_script The profile sets a specific path, and I echo the current path in the profile to ensure its ...
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Crontab is delayed by 2 hours [duplicate]

I have got a problem with two crontabs that execute some operations on my website: the first one run a command every 3 minutes and the second one at 5am in this way: m h dom mon dow command 0 ...
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Inside Docker container - crond running but no cronjobs executed

I have built a container from a Dockerfile, based on an Archlinux base image. Using a "RUN" command I have installed "cronie", since Arch does not come with any form of cron. Now, after the container ...
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Monitoring file for changes and immediately take action on change

How can I constantly monitor (small) file for changes? Eg. when file is updated (action from web application), a script is executed (if not already running). Right now, I do it every minute using ...
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cron job occasionally not running

I have a CentOS 6.6 server with the following packages installed: crontabs-1.10-33.el6.noarch cronie-1.4.4-12.el6.x86_64 cronie-anacron-1.4.4-12.el6.x86_64 kernel-2.6.32-504.3.3.el6.x86_64 ...
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Cron not running at specified time

I have a new Centos 7 system and having a trouble with cron jobs not runnning at the specified time: [root@media cron.d]# cat /etc/cron.d/rsnapshot 30 02 * * * root /bin/rsnapshot daily 00 02 * ...
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Run cron in centOS as user process, not daemon

According to this site, an easy way to set up a scheduled task in a single Docker container is to create a single crontab that runs your task, and then invoke it as the last Docker CMD with the line ...
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What shell is used by cron?

cron runs shell commands from crontabs. But having just got caught out by the differences between zsh and bash, I'm now concerned that I don't know which shell cron uses to interpret crontab commands?...
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Timezone issue with cron inside a Debian Docker container

Here is my Dockerfile (or at least the interesting part): FROM debian:7 MAINTAINER pjb <pjb@example.com> RUN apt-get update && apt-get install -y build-essential ntp cron ADD config/...
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openshift, cron, node, line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `('

I'm pretty sure this is some kind of config problem, or something like that. I'm using node V 0.10 and the cron cartridge V 1.4. Here's my bash script to run my node script: #!/bin/bash node ${...
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mysqldump connects as different user from cron and from command line

I had a bug in a backup script running as a cron job which I found and corrected, but I'm still puzzled by the fact that this bug did not show up when the script was started from the command line. The ...
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Cron errors routing to external mail server instead of local

For some reason some usernames on a Solaris 10 system that have cron jobs send the cron errors to an external mail server to be routed back to the generating server which is blocked because of ...
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“NTP socket is in use” messages from ntpdate in syslog

In cron.log I can see that ntpdate is being triggered from a cron job which is running daily at 23:15 Mar 10 23:15:01 seitan /USR/SBIN/CRON[22407]: (root) CMD (/etc/network/if-up.d/ntpdate) But ...
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php curl does not execute url

Im writing a php cron script that needs to run a url After some database modifications the php script needs to execute an url $url = 'http://server.domain.com/cronjob.php?idorder='.$orderid.'&...
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Load users environment variables in a cronjob

How can I load the users environment variables in a cronjob? I have a cronjob which should start a script every minute on my Ubuntu machine: * * * * * /home/user/myscript.sh; In this script I ...