I'm using Plesk 12 + CentOS 6.
I ssh into
root account and use
crontab -e to create the following entry:
* * * * * service httpd restart
I expect it to restart apache every minute (just to test/debug it's working)
I checked the apache status using
service httpd status and the PID is always the same, and apache is not restarting.
/var/log/cron that the command is being executed.
Feb 7 16:11:01 srv104 CROND: (root) CMD (service httpd restart)
However, all other entries in the
crontab are correctly executing.
If I execute the command
service httpd restart manually in shell terminal, apache is restarting correctly with a new updated PID.
Is there any preventive measure in place such that
service can't be executed in
Why is my crontab not working, and how can I troubleshoot it? has some useful tips, but does not address my specific situation mentioned in the original question above.
If I specify the full path to the
/sbin/service httpd restart in the cronjob, as mentioned in the accepted answer, it does work.
Not sure if it's operating system version related, but simply with the
PATH in place in
/etc/crontab/ does not help in my situation.