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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
140 views

Periodically run an MS SQL query on multiple sites

I have been tasked with pushing Google Analytics data periodically to SQL Server 2005 running on a different server from various websites (about 450 of them) grouped on various servers. I understand I ...
1
vote
4answers
234 views

rsync changing already existing files

I have a simple line of rsync in my crontab that gets backup files from the prod server to another. It looks like it is touching the already existing files in the destination folder. This way, the ...
7
votes
2answers
845 views

Weird syslog order

Have you ever seen wrong order in /var/log/syslog ? I think that it causes only crontab. Jun 28 22:20:01 alex CRON[2327]: (root) CMD (something > /dev/null) Jun 28 22:21:01 alex CRON[2700]: (root) ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Server incremental backup to AWS Glacier

I'm looking to backup various directories and files from a Linux server to AWS Glacier. I'm trying to work out the details on how to do manage this. Incremental Backups I want to upload files ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

rsync last 3 days plus weekly backups

I have a shell script that i'll be running with a crontab. Basically I want to modify this so I can do daily backups for the last 3 days. I've seen examples where the last 7 days are backup. I just ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Cron: possibility to specify a hours to start/stop on a specific day

What is the crontab syntax for specifying running hours/minutes based on the day of the week in a single entry? There's a task which needs to be executed every /1 minute from Monday,01:00 to ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

Ubuntu 10.04 cronjob with curl dosen't work

I would like to execute some php script via cron job i have curl, crontab installed, but the cron job dosen't run/create any log file. crontab -l * * * * * curl ...
0
votes
3answers
830 views

munin-cron Unable to Copy Contents

I recently installed munin on my (Fedora12 based) server. Now, I wanted to get all the graphs in a static directory (The application runs on Django). So, I edited the file /etc/munin/munin.conf by ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

can I use @reboot in cron.d files? [closed]

I want to run a job with cron on reboot as a particular user. I have been able to do this successfully using crontab to write to /var/spool/cron/crontabs/username with something like: @reboot ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

ways to automatically fix line endings in shell scripts or files who break with ^M

Problem We regularly break our files lines endings and things stop working without us noticing. Bash complains about "invalid option" or ": command not found" as described here: ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

Why does my cron job sometimes fail on wget: unable to resolve host address [closed]

My cron job runinng properly .But sometimes it get fail with following error message" failed: No address associated with hostname. wget: unable to resolve host address "
1
vote
1answer
862 views

How to get atop to create daily logfile

I'm running a website on a VPS running Centos 6.5 and am having some issues. I'm new to serveradmin so just learning. atop was already installed on our machine and it's working. I wanted to go in and ...
-1
votes
1answer
218 views

Allow nginx www to run Centos at command

I have a job which created by PHP script running as www (nginx) 31 2014-06-09 19:08 a www After the time passed, the job is executed but nothing happens. But if i run it as a root, 32 ...
-3
votes
2answers
395 views

Remove all files in directory except last 20

I have question why is my cmd for "removing all files in directory except last 20" not working within cron but in command prompt yes. * * * * * ls -1tr /home/testusr/test | head -n -20 | xargs -d ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

how to increase the size of /var/log/cron on cent os 6.4

how to increase the size of /var/log/cron on cent os 6.4. I wanted to keep the logging history longer. Thanks!
0
votes
1answer
747 views

Shell script only executes partially when run with CRON [duplicate]

I've written a shell script that does the following: Retrieve mail from a POP3 account (using GetMail) Save a copy of that email to S3 (using AWS CLI) Email me the filesize of the email The ...
-1
votes
1answer
55 views

run ubuntu crontab every 19th of the month in 2am [duplicate]

i'm not sure about something and that's why asking i want a process to run every 19th of the month in 2am i don't want the cron to run after that time or before and only when the date is 19th - in ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Capturing output from a remotely executed command via SSH fails in CRON

This question is in a direct relation to this one: ssh fails to execute remote command when run from cron bash script - works from CLI I'm not able to comment on the accepted answer as I don't have ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Difference between “crontab -e” & editing crontab file manually? [duplicate]

I noticed some people use "crontab -l" to view cronjobs and "crontab -e" to edit them. However there are also times where people manually modify "/etc/crontab" to view/add/remove cronjobs. Both ...
3
votes
1answer
174 views

Crontab - Unusual config - Skip a small weekly time window

I have a business requirement to run an unorthodox crontab schedule as follows: Everyday run a script from 1-21 Everyday but saturday, run from 21-0 So I was thinking this would work: 5 1-20 ...
0
votes
1answer
211 views

logwatch on Centos 6.4

My logwatch is configured correctly and is working correctly when I issue manually /usr/sbin/logwatch I added it to root's crontab and it is listed correctly when I make crontab -l which gives: 0 ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

Programmatically adding two lines to crontab

I'm trying to add two lines to the root crontab when building an AWS instance. I have a set of commands that are part of the "user data". These commands are run as root when creating the instance. I ...
3
votes
2answers
305 views

hg pull from Bitbucket fails when run from cron

I have a local copy of a Bitbucket repo on one of my servers (under the user rob), and I created a script that runs every hour in cron and attempts to pull & update the local copy. The issue I'm ...
-6
votes
1answer
261 views

execute script at particular time in amazon ec2 linux [closed]

I am newbi in amazon ec2 as well as linux, I am working on pentaho kettle, for starting my job process i m using following command in amazon ec2 instance, cd /dev/pdi/data-integration (reaching to ...
1
vote
0answers
122 views

Incrontab does not execute command

I have copied this question over here from unix.StackOverflow When I use incrontab out of the box, I mean no changes, I get no result, as if the cmd was not executed. my incron line is : /crrae ...
6
votes
3answers
696 views

Crontab job dependency to prevent race [closed]

I want to run a cron every 5 minutes, but I don't want the next cron to run if the previous did not finish yet. What can be done about this? Are there any tools to support this? Thanks
-1
votes
2answers
295 views

Why cron job is not able to open X display connection [closed]

I have a java app rendering some sprites using LWJGL and OpenGL. It works fine until I move it to remote virtual machine with no phisical graphic card, Mesa 3d with related stuff is used to emulate it ...
-3
votes
1answer
90 views

Replace of cron job/cron tabs— Windows Scheduler [closed]

I want to know that there is any way to create an script on windows machine in PHP that should run after an interval, let's say every after 15 minutes. Currently I'm doing it using javaScript, but ...
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

Scheduled Task issue - /usr/bin/php/: No such file or directory [closed]

Can't get it working, I want to set up a cron job for a domain user in plesk 11.5, but seems that there's a problem to find the php executable. The command is: /usr/bin/php/ -f ...
-2
votes
1answer
301 views

Bash and cron error [duplicate]

The following cron job fails to execute. What's wrong with it? It works fine when I run it directly from the shell prompt. www-data@etl:~$ crontab -l SHELL=/bin/bash MAITO="" 0 5 * * * export ...
1
vote
2answers
738 views

Cron getting timeout when attempting to access url (wget).

I'm sure this is simple and I've been digging but no answer is quite as specific as I need it to be. The goal is easy, have Cron hit a url on my server every 5 minutes. All of that is set up and ...
0
votes
1answer
639 views

How to restart PHP-FPM from cron?

I'm trying to restart PHP5-FPM periodically using Cron, but am having no luck. I can restart manually with no problems, using service php5-fpm restart or /usr/sbin/service php5-fpm restart However, ...
0
votes
4answers
466 views

cron job executing script [duplicate]

I have created a script that works as expected in shell but cron job does not seem to run it. when I check my cron mail, I see that it prints "hltv is not running" but does not create a screen ...
1
vote
1answer
289 views

Reliably running background operations

I'm looking for a recommendation on how to reliably run background operations. I have many servers posting operation messages to AWS SQS, and I have another server which will run these CPU intensive ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Cron environment inconsistency [duplicate]

I've seen some inconsistencies between the cron environment and my environment. For example, I have installed paver (pip install paver) in my environment and calling paver works paver. Using paver in ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

keeping a remote server up to date with git repo

So, I'm aware of git hooks, and will be looking into those next, but want to write a simple bash script, run via cron, to keep a repo on a remote server up to date. I imagine it working like this: ...
0
votes
1answer
958 views

Adding OpenVPN client connection to cron [duplicate]

I wrote simple server-client OpenVPN config files: server.conf dev tun0 ifconfig 10.8.0.1 10.8.0.2 client.conf dev tun0 ifconfig 10.8.0.2 10.8.0.1 remote 192.168.0.123 which basically is a ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Cron expression: difference between 0/1, 1/1 and *

In a cron expression, what is the difference between 0/1, 1/1 and * ?
1
vote
3answers
225 views

crontab cannot find script

I have a cron job that runs under my user once per night. I installed it using crontab -e and a by adding the line: 0 1 * * * /home/username/diskreport.sh The crontab is set up so that ...
3
votes
1answer
338 views

Disable mailing in cron globaly

The web is full of suggestions how to disable mailing in cron like asked here stop linux from emailing me cron errors?. Is there really no global config flag I can set to disable mailing in cron for ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

How to automatically send email when process is using more than xxxMbit/s

I haven't found anything for that. How could I automatically send an email (via crontab) with the ID of the process, the user & finally what's the name of the process for example when this process ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
290 views

Root cron job can't read file from /root/

I've got a cron job in root's crontab defined like this: 0 1 * * * /usr/local/bin/tarsnap-backup-script > /tmp/tarsnapcron.txt 2> /tmp/tarsnapcron.err The script is a python script that ...
0
votes
1answer
827 views

Why is cron running twice?

I wanted to execute my PHP mailing-script automatically with cron. I always get the mail twice though. The script runs fine when started manually. I put this in the crontab for testing: 54 13 * * * ...
1
vote
1answer
232 views

Is it possible to make an individual daily cron run with UTC time while keeping the system localtime?

I have a cron script under /etc/cron.d as so: SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin 0 0 * * * root /usr/local/sbin/app_logrotate >> ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Compress and remove logs from jboss on linux with cron

I need to compress and remove log files after some time from serwer. I have never write scripts before. So far i have script logs.sh: #!/bin/bash LOGS=/usr/local/jboss/server/default/log/ ...
3
votes
1answer
373 views

Wheezy processes die periodically

I have a very weird problem. Certain processes on my mail server, but not all, die periodically (every second month or so). A few of the process that die are: ssh dovecot postfix Processes that ...
2
votes
2answers
573 views

Exim - Force Messages to domain before retry time

We have exim running in queue-only fashion. The reason is that we are a bulk sender (a legitimate, double opt-in) and have experienced Yahoo and Hotmail throttling. The best practices state that once ...
1
vote
0answers
51 views

Won't keychain --clear in .bash_profile interfere with cron jobs?

Keychain tutorials recommend adding /usr/bin/keychain --clear to ~/.bash_profile to only allow cron jobs to use passwordless login. I'm not sure I understand how this works. If I take it right, the ...
-1
votes
2answers
35 views

Crons excluding specifc time ranges [duplicate]

I have many crons that run at different intervals. I need to configure them all to not run between two specific time ranges. How can I configure a unix cron to run exclusive of 11:45-13:00 and ...