Software :: Scheduling Backup In Crontab When Put This File In Crontab To Schedule The Backup Program It Wont Run?

Apr 9, 2011

I have installed an application manager(monitoring application) on my linux server. Now, i need to have backup schedule for my application. The application itself has executive file to backup database.But when i put this file in my crontab to schedule the backup program it wont run!50 09 * * * root /opt/ME/AppManager9/bin/

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Jun 20, 2011

I have a problem need help, I want to do a schedule with using shell script with crontab in linux SuSE SLES 10.

1. I have many server that want to do backup mysql all from that server everyday. I need advice for for write shell script to backup all mysql in different server to server backup everyday and create auto folder as date example 27102009, 28102009..........for a month will has 30 folder in server backup.

2. Also need to write shell script to delete all folder but keep only one week last example from 1 to 30 it will has 30 folder in sever backup but i want to keep only 7 folder last and want to set schedule delete it every saturday night.

3. used that shell script with crontab in linux.

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Feb 11, 2011

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I have created an automated backup using the following:


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Jul 3, 2010

As root, I use crontab to run mirrordir to backup directories. Everything gets copied over properly, but owner information isn't preserved and root is the owner of all the backed up files. I can deal with that, but crontab reports tons and tons of chown/chgrp errors for mirrordir every time I do back ups--which is every day--and the multiple emails to root of thousands of chown/chgrp errors is very annoying. The error is "Operation not permitted," but that doesn't make sense to me because the job runs as root (right?) and clearly the job is permitted to create the backup files, so why would it fail to chown and chgrp?

I've had the exact same setup on another server for years, and crontab has always run mirrordir without error. Any suggestions how to clear the errors on my new server?

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Jan 19, 2010

I have a scheduled backup to run on our server at work and since the 7/12/09 it has be making 592k files instead of 10Mb files, In mysql-admin (the GUI tool) I have a stored connection for the user 'backup', the user has select and lock rights on the databases being backed up. I have a backup profile called 'backup_regular' and in the third tab along its scheduled to backup at 2 in the morning every week day. If I look at one of the small backup files generated I see the following:


-- MySQL Administrator dump 1.4
-- ------------------------------------------------------
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Mar 2, 2010

I want to schedule a Java program to run at a certain time, which will open a GUI progress monitor while it runs, and then terminate when it's done. I can execute it fine from the command line, but I it doesn't seem to work when I schedule it with crontab. In fact, I can't make any gui by scheduling it, not even something like gedit or firefox.

I know it's pretty rare that someone would want to do this, but is there any way to schedule a GUI app?

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Apr 14, 2010

I am setting crontab to run a script every minute irrespective of the current hour's value:


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But it is not working. Does the line mean: "Run this script every day at hour:01"?

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Aug 26, 2010

I have a question about using crontab with /etc/crontab...

I had a cron job that I needed to run as root. At the time I thought that sticking it in /etc/crontab would be a good idea. However, I used the crontab command to edit /etc/crontab, which I guess is not standard procedure? Specifically, I configured /etc/crontab as my local user's crontab (i.e. sudo crontab /etc/crontab) then added my cron job as I would a local user crontab (i.e. sudo crontab -e).

Originally, my cron job looked like this:

30 * * * * root /my/batch/script &> /dev/null

After adding the new cron job I started seeing errors. Something to the effect of "can't find command root" or something similar. So I removed the 'root' user definition from the cron job and the job started running fine. However, because this is /etc/crontab, there are other system related cron jobs that have been defined to run under the root account (e.g. "17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly" runs as root, etc.). So these pre-existing system cron jobs, which up until now have been running smoothly, are now generating "can't find command root" errors. But I think that the system cron jobs _are_ successfully being run someplace because logrotate seems to be working.

So what I _think_ is happening is that /etc/crontab is being run twice: once as the system crontab, and once as my sudoed local user's crontab. When I run crontab -l I see nothing, but when I run sudo crontab -l I can see the contents of /etc/crontab. I am reluctant to delete my sudoed local user's crontab, because then in the process I would be deleting the system crontab, and I do not know how I should restore the system crontab's contents. (I am still not sure as to the most appropriate way to edit the system crontab).

How can I get out of this mess? I want /etc/crontab to go back to the way it was before--running _once_ as the system crontab. As for my new cron job, I'm willing to reconfigure it anywhere so long as I am still able to run it as root. Any ideas? (I am using Ubuntu 8.04 Server LTE)

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find /mnt/backup/*† -mtime +7 -exec rm -Rf {} ;

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crontab is giving me this error:

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I've tried a dozen different values for the minute, but it's still giving me the same error.

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Aug 29, 2010

I'm running:
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I have one database for my web application. It's using MyISAM tables. In MySQL admin, I went to Backup and created a scheduled backup project called backup1. On the advanced tab, I selected "Lock All Tables" and checked the box for "Backup Selected Database Completely". On the Schedule Backup tab I have "Execute this Project Daily" selected and the time 1AM. The target directory is set along with the connection name. The connection it's using is the same MySQL user that my web application uses in order to utilize the database. It has full access to that database. Now when the backup file is created, it backs up no data at all.

Instead in creates files that are 580bytes in size. When I open the files they contain:
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-- ------------------------------------------------------
-- Server version5.0.67

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I have setup Rsync as a daemon on a Ubuntu 10.04 box and the setup was successful. Here are my configs

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Sep 20, 2010

I did a search and came up with many different opinions and suggestions, and I could not find any similar threads for this (if there is I must apoligize in advance and did not look hard enough). I am trying to create a backup schedule for client computers and servers; and I would like your opinion on what I came up with. Here is network infrastrusture setup:

16 client computers
6 serevrs
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Of course I will evetually upgrade to Tape Drives, but I am saving up for that. Anyways I want to backup ALL client computers, Primary Web and DC server, and File/Print Server. This will be done (of course) on the Backup Server) Here is the schedule:


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Line is: 30 06 * * * env DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/totem /home/adunaic/Playlist.pls

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Using this instead works, but i only hear the sound when I log in. I think something needs to be doen to start the audio perhaps?

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Here is the crontab code to automatically run the script:


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