I'm currently trying to make a cron script to do an hourly backup of the files on my Ubuntu 6.06 file server using rsync. I've included below the code for /etc/cron.hourly/rsync
rsync -ae ssh --delete-after firstname.lastname@example.org:/mnt/drive1/Shared /mnt/backup > /home/admin/rsync.hourly.log
Also, thinking that the problem could be with file ownership stuff, I double checked that out, and it has an owner and group of root, and the permissions are -rwxrwxr-x. When I run the command manually in bash, it works just fine. So I went into /var/log/syslog, and found the following:
Sep 28 08:17:01 localhost /USR/SBIN/CRON: (root) CMD ( run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Sep 28 08:17:01 localhost /USR/SBIN/CRON: (root) MAIL (mailed 152 bytes of output but got status 0x0001 )
My rsync script is the only script in /etc/cron.hourly, so I'm assuming that this entry from syslog is referring to my script. If anyone has an idea of why my cron script is not working, your help would be appreciated.
I have configured passwordless logins for ssh, so that can't be the problem.