I have an issue, it doesn't happen every day, I can't seem to trace it down. It happens at 4:02am the cron.daily kicks of at 4AM.. The following is from the /var/log/messages. I receive an panic error then the server shuts down.
I am running on a laptop and cron.daily is set to run at 0625 So I wonder what happens if my machine is not turned on at that time.. At that rate it could also be off for the other periods as well (weekly, monthly) Is there solution that will allow them to run once they are online after the appointed time? using a cron entry that runs every 15 or 5 or 1 minute.
I have added some executable scripts to /etc/cron.daily but don't get the stdout/stderr output from them as mail (or anywhere else I have found). At least one of them is running (because I can see that it has added a file to the disk).
The peculiar thing is that I do get the output from /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch (part of the logwatch package) as an email each day.
The MAILTO line in /etc/crontab is "MAILTO=root" (unchanged from default). Same for /etc/anacrontab.
I do have an alias at the end of /etc/aliases which redirects root's mail to my own account, but this alias works fine for mail I send manually. (It also appears to work fine for the output from the file /etc/cron.daily/0logwatch.)
since I setup my system so that I'd receive system errors via email, I get an email each day from /etc/cron.daily/apt.Just wondering why this is, how I can fix it, or if I can just remove apt from cron.daily?uote:
To: root@jon-desktop Subject: fcron <systab@jon-desktop> run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily /etc/cron.daily/apt:
I'm with Ubuntu server 10.10. I created a script and put it in /etc/cron.daily. But looks it doesn't run (it didn't generate any log). The following is all I did. Code: root@chonseng1:/var/log# cat /etc/crontab # /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab # Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab' command to install the new version when you edit this file and files in /etc/cron.d. These files also have username fields, that none of the other crontabs do. SHELL=/bin/sh PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
# m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily ) 47 6 * * 7 root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly ) 52 6 1 * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly ) # root@chonseng1:/var/log# ls -l /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 52 2011-02-18 13:22 /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate root@chonseng1:/var/log# cat /etc/cron.daily/ntpdate ntpdate ntp.ubuntu.com >>/var/log/ntpdate.log 2>&1
I made a big rookie mistake in a script in cron.daily, which emptied the directory when I tested it... now I'm left with an empty cron.daily directory, and from what I know there definitely were more scripts there than only my own. Does anybody know what scripts CentOS 5.4 (Final) needs in the cron.daily?
I have noticed that in the /etc directory there are some subdirectories of /etc/cron.daily and /etc/cron.hourly. Also I have determined that there is a service included as part of the Fedora OS 'crond' which I have started with the use of 'service crond start'. My question is this. If I drop an executable file into the '/etc/cron.daily' directory will it just run? If not what configuration files should I go about editing to run my executable daily? There seems to be a pretty large network of cron related files. I'm trying to make sense out of all of it.
I have two custom tasks running daily. How do you give priority to one over the other?One of them is configured via the logrotate.conf. The other sits directly in cron.daily.I'd like the one in cron.daily to run after the script that is in logrotate.Please can you advise how to do this...
I am working on Ubuntu 8.04.3 OS, with this I am getting a problem, Daily my server is down on same time at 4:00 PM. I seems server is down by "kswapd0" process, I am not sure, As I run top command, I got below out put
I have a squid proxy server (which I am very new too) which all traffic from my office goes through. The proxy itself is working fine, but I can not get logwatch to email me a daily summary. logrotate seems to be throwing an error:
# logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf error: squid:1 duplicate log entry for /var/log/squid/access.log
My /etc/logrotate.d/squid file is below... My access logs are in /logs/squid not in /var/log/squid.
I was just wondering if there is a way (and seeing as how this is Linux we are talking about here, there probably is...) to make a fully functional webcam-server on Ubuntu 10.04.2 save images daily, or weekly? I have a perfectly installed webcam-server running on my website that you just refresh, and it gives you a current image, but I was wanting to have a daily type of archive thing with it, just because.
I've had several HDD crashes on my personal server over the years and it's just gotten to be a real pain in the rear. Crashed again this morning. Currently, I make monthly tarball backups of the entire filesystem using my script:
#!/bin/sh # Removes the tarball from the previous execution. rm -rf /backup/data/*.tar.gz
I have a RHEL 5.4 server that randomly reboots.The hardware is entirely Intel.12 GB RAMIntel RAID5Anyone else experience this issue?Grasping at strawsIt is a new server, (3months old), and has been having this issue ever since the initial installation
I received a new Cyberpower CP1000PFCLCD UPS today. I let it charge for about 6 hours.My server is a former desktop PC with the following specs:MSI MotherboardAMD Athlon XP 2000+ CPU768 MB DDR RAMDual 80 GB HDD running RAID 1 (Disk Mirroring)After shutting the server, router, and backup drive down and plugging in the UPS, I did the UNPLUG test where you unplug the UPS to see if everything stays on.My Router and Backup disk both stayed powered on, but the Server immediately rebooted.Does anybody have any ideas how I can fix the server rebooting problem? It should be staying on just as everything else.
Linux Server automatically reboots when i plug in the network cable.it was working fine till 2 days back and no changes were made to it.any light on this note pls? kindly confirm if any logs are required for the discussion!
I'm looking for a simple solution to backup my CentOS Server (5.x) on a daily base to a mounted disk. I found the glastree tool but I have no clue if it will work on CentOS.All recommendations, tipps, hints and maybe scripts are welcome. Unfortunatelly I'm an Linux newbie and starting with Linux CentOS a couple of weeks ago
I put in my cron entries to run my backup script which rsyncs my data to my 2nd drive, however on a hunch I checked my backup drive which mounts automatically via fstab and I realize it had not ran in a while. I checked cron and there were no entries for it. I got to wondering if I should ever be worried about a cron update coming down and over-writing my existing cron file with the backup entries in it to run.
I want to make a cron job for my webserver, only it seems not to work...
I have now the followig to test (every 16th minute of the hour, write test to a file), but it doesn't show up. When I write out the cron, it is done to the file: /tmp/crontab.QXsBIO/crontab . How to make cron work? It must be very easy, but I have real troubles getting it fired up.
My Linux version is debian lenny and the cron file looks like (crontab -e):
I have a cron job to run every 15 minutes. The cron job is running per /var/log/cron. It lists the job every 15 minutes.
I do not see any errors. I also looked in /var/log/messages for any errors and it does not list any. I added a line to the script that is running to send an email to me to see if it is running or not. When I run the script from the command line, the script runs without error and I get an email. I have searched and can not find what it going on. Is there some where else errors might be? Could there be a permission issue? The cron job is not being added by the root user.