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Why is my cron daemon is being killed every few minutes?

As of about a week ago, my cron daemon refuses to stay running. I'm using Debian 6 x64 on an OpenVZ virtual machine. Running something like pgrep cron shows that the daemon isn't running. I start the ...
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Crontab to restart service

I am running a web server on an AWS EC2 micro instance. The instance has ~630MB of RAM. With time, I have several httpd processes and very little free RAM. When I restart the httpd service, I end up ...
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How to dump a stream for a defined amount of time on a schedule basis

I have a video stream from a video4linux device /dev/dsp/adapter0/dvr0 I want to programmatically dump this stream for a predefined amount of time. I think to schedule the jobs I might use cron and ...