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cron.weekly runs on wrong day of week on Ubuntu

I have this line in my /etc/crontab: 47 6 * * Sat root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly ) So the cron.weekly should be started every Saturday ...
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Delayed software release using pre-fetched update data?

I am currently specing out the software requirements for a new project which will be in locations with intermittent network connections. Since some of our locations will have intermittent network ...
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How can I run a few tasks consecutively that I usually execute manually

Ok, first of all let me describe my working situation so that is is clear why this is a question pertaining to system administration. I work at a larger IT solution company that is running operations ...
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need at jobs identified by name (advanced atd daemon)

Sometimes I'd like to delete or overwrite (or simply cat) an at job. Unfortunately, the at jobs are identified by a sequential number (file in /var/spool/cron/atjobs), which makes those operations ...
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Crontab schedule monthly

I would like to schedule my tasks every x months on day 1 starting for example, March. I am unsure if this is the syntax I'm looking for (for repeating the job every 4 months): 0 0 1 3/4 * ...
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crons are not working, but scripts are… any idea what is it?

I checked on internet , this might be a common problem, but I dont know how to solve it, all things that they said are not my case... The cron is running, I checked, still, I have no log files (at ...
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Patch Management in computer lab environment

Backgound I work at a university as an administrator over all of the public computer labs. Our labs are composed of hundreds of dual-boot iMacs(Mountain Lion + Windows 7) as well as hundreds Windows ...
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I/O limits in FreeBSD

I am searching for a method to implement per Jail I/O limits in FreeBSD, as linux have from a long time now. During my research I stumbled upon: http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/geom_sched/ My ...
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Timeperiod Setting

I am running Nagios 3.2.3 on CentOS 5.7 32bit and I have a bit of a problem scheduling timeperiods. Please help me. Objective, to stop monitoring during server restart (since the server will be ...
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Can KVM CPU assignment count differ from physical hosts CPU count?

I have read this question. I knew already that I could for example, have a quad core machine with four guests each having two vCPUs. As they don't all be require 100% CPU usage all the time, the ...
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open source job/process management/monitoring/control system [closed]

I'm looking for an open source solution for the following: I have jobs that need to run continuously. The jobs are applications or scripts. If they fail, they need to be restarted. If they fail, ...
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Why is Windows Task Scheduler trying to launch multiple instances?

We have a number of Windows Scheduled tasks that run on one Server 2008 Webserver (not R2) which is in a cluster. We recently moved from an original webserver Cluster to a new webserver Cluser ...
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Lightweight distributed job queuing system for independent realtime jobs

We are a small team in a Microsoft-only corporate environment. Our core task involves running a sets of about 100 independent runs of an in-house tool. Each run has one input file and multiple output ...
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cron time is not correct or cron is running with delay

my cron jobs are executed half an hour later than when they are supposed to. Does cron refer to the system time when it executes its jobs or refers to its own time(if it has one)?
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Guideline for `nice` priority number?

I'd like a more systematic way for prioritizing my tasks with nice(1). Obviously 0 is "normal", 19 is "lowest priority" and -19 is "highest priority", but what about all the other numbers? If I have ...
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how to start scheduling tasks

"How to start a different task when other task stops" in windows xp.By using task scheduler it has to happen. either programmetically or through command line.
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Intelligent Task Scheduler

Is anyone aware of a tool for creating optimal schedules for tasks? I have numerous servers, running multiple databases, with various scripts that import and transform data to and from each database. ...
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Program to manage process workflow across machines?

I have an in-house Perl script that is in great need of refactoring. In the interest of not reinventing the wheel, I'm looking to see if an open-source equivalent to it exists, and I'm having trouble ...
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AD: Roll out an MSI application at midnight

Using Windows Server's Active Directory and Group Policy, is there a way to roll out an MSI file at a scheduled time, like midnight?
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Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration: Can I remove free/busy public folder once all users are moved?

Now that all my mailboxes are on the 2010 server, can I remove the schedule+free/busy public folder? I am having scheduling synchronization issues, and I believe it may be at fault. All clients are ...
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What is a “virtual context switch”

IBM's AIX has a "virtual context switch" column in lparstat but neither IBM's redbooks nor google searches will tell me what exactly a virtual context switch is and how its different from a regular ...
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Outlook 2010 Calendar - Unable to See Free/Busy Scheduling

I am having an issue where random user cannot see others Free/Busy Scheduling in Outlook Calendar 2010. The set up is pretty simple with one domain. I have been Googling all morning, I am unable to ...
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Three server processes consume no more than 50% of Dual Core CPU

I have three processes running on Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. From watching output of 'top' and graphs of CPU load (drawn by MRTG, data collection via SNMP) I can see that CPU load is never more than 50%, ...
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nice renice and ionice

I've read about nice renice and ionice to control the scheduling priority of running processes. However, I still don't understand when and how are they useful for. For instance doing something like: ...
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MYSQL Scheduled backups?

I have mysql installed on my web server, which I am accessing using PHPMyAdmin. My client asked me following: Install PhpBB Setup MYSQL Scheduled backup I have installed PhpBB successfully but ...
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What is the difference between renice and chrt commands in Linux?

What is the difference between renice and chrt commands in Linux?
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How does WIndows Scheduled Task detect that the scheduled application has not started?

in windows server 2003. Does it assume that if it hasn't returned an error code, it must be running? or is there some kind of start code? Thanks, P
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Howto check on arcgisserver if service (published map) is started?

I have an ArcGIS Server from Esri running and i need to check every hour if some published services (maps) are running. WMS and WFS. PS: sorry for the wrong tags. Not enough rep to tag as "arcgis" ...
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Open source alternative to Autosys? [closed]

As an alternative to Autosys, what is the best open source job scheduler? This question is a bit subjective but I'm looking for something that is widely used in production environments, has a good ...
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Hardware Status update

I am running vcentre 4.0.0 and the Hardware Status page is showing good information about my hosts but it doesn't appear to automatically update. If I hit the update link it does so but is there a way ...
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Give pthread_setschedparam() permissions to non-root user (linux)

How can I give a non-root user permission to execute pthread_setschedparam() to set thread priorities? Thank you
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SQL Server Job system silently fails

We run numerous scheduled jobs using MS SQL 2005 job scheduler. Over the past few weeks, we've been witnessing that a running job will simply STOP and will not record any history in the Log File ...
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Prevent duplicate cron jobs running

I have scheduled a cron job to run every minute but sometimes the script takes more than a minute to finish and I don't want the jobs to start "stacking up" over each other. I guess this is a ...
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ionice vs. Software-RAID

Does ionice work in Software-RAID environments? I cannot set the CFQ scheduler for the md devices, because there is no file /sys/block/md0/queue/scheduler . It seems that the scheduler settings for ...
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Exchange Resource Scheduling Display Screen

One of my clients is requesting an LCD screen outside of their conference room displaying the availability of that Exchange Room Resource. Does anybody know of an easy way to do this? I've found a ...
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How can I prevent a scheduled task from running if the same task is already running?

I have written a php script to check if there are any new files in a folder and, if any new files exist, upload them to a server. These files can be quite large. I want to run this script ...
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Preventing double booked appointments in Outlook

At our organization we use a series of shared Outlook calendars to schedule out our conference rooms. All domain users are setup as authors of these calenders. We are now running into a problem ...
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How can I schedule background tasks for delayed execution in IBM 4690 OS?

Background applications can be configured to start automatically when a controller is powered on, or when the controller assumes the role of master/file server. Is it possible to schedule activation ...
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Can you recommend an operational scheduling/workflow management tool?

We have a lot of scheduled jobs that do a variety of things-- moving logs around, ingesting and cooking them, fetching data from external sources, building reports, etc. Some of it happens hourly, ...
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Batch processing on Linux

We're currently setting up a server to some heavy lifting (ETL) after another process has finished within the business, at the moment we're firing off jobs either via scheduled cron jobs or remote ...