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Old 02-21-2008, 03:56 AM   #1
sinister1
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Cron Job only runs when it is manually started


Hello,

I have a problem which is really stupid.

I have a cronscript (ftpdownload.sh) with the lines below in it:

#!/bin/bash
DATUM=`date -d "-1 day" +"%Y-%m-%d"`;
HOST='ip adres server'
USER='user'
PASSWD='pass'
ftp -n $HOST <<END_SCRIPT
quote USER $USER
quote PASS $PASSWD
cd logs/wowza
get wowzamediaserverpro_access.log.$DATUM
get wowzamediaserverpro_stats.log.$DATUM
get wowza_stats_access.log.$DATUM
quit
END_SCRIPT
exit 0

It is a script who will download the logfiles to my local machine.

When i run this manually the script runs succesfully. When i put it in the crontab with the following line:

*/1 * * * * /scripts/ftpdownload.sh >> /tmp/my.log 2>&1

I found an article on the internet with the same problem:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...b.-why-502661/

WHAT I TRIED:

changed the name of the script (with and without extension)
made the script 777
put the script in cron.daily.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

thanks..
 
Old 02-21-2008, 04:49 AM   #2
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Hi,
First, just as a matter of being picky, when you have */1 you are telling it to run every oneth minute. Easier to say just * which is every minute. That is quite often for my taste.
Also, try the /full/path/to/the/script in the crontab.
Next, be sure to restart crond after making changes.
 
Old 02-21-2008, 05:04 AM   #3
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Hey,

Thank you for your reply.

I run it every minute because the testing i am doing.

The script is running from /scripts/ftpdownload.sh

So the full path is already present i think.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 06:48 AM   #4
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i have changed a few things like location/ script but didn't worked any idea anyone?
 
Old 02-25-2008, 08:35 AM   #5
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I have changed my cronjob in my crontab to this:

*/1 * * * * cd /scripts;./ftpdownload.sh >/dev/null 2>&1

And now it is working.

Thanks for the replies.
 
  


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