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Old 11-11-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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cron scheduling and time change


I have a backup running on one of my servers (set via cron scheduling) and the backup has seemed to not have been working since the time change. Is there anyway the time change could have had an affect on this?
 
Old 11-11-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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No, not really. It would just be delayed by hour (or sped up by an hour). You can always do a

Code:
crontab -l
to make sure the cron jobs are still seen. If not, reload them. Also, try the "date" command to make sure your system time is at least sensible.
 
Old 11-12-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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Well, I have checked with crontab
Code:
crontab -l
and the entry is listed. I restarted the service thinking maybe it was hung up. It still doesn't seem to want to work. It was working for about 2.5 or 3 months before it stopped working? Do you know of anything else that might have happened to it.

Or could it be something like the server needing a restart?

Note: I am using webmin to create the jobs.

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Old 11-13-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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A restart is always one possible solution. I would peruse through /var/log/messages and see if cron is sending something useful to the logs. If the daemon is running, and you're able to issue a

Code:
/sbin/service crond restart
without any errors popping up, then it is likely some larger issue, something which may show up in the logs.
 
  


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