Thanks for the help so far guys.
Now I've started doing a little digging I've found some interesting info...
The crontab listed several processes (mostly report generation) that the unit should be doing on a daily and monthly basis, as well as the daily backup that I was concered about. When I questioned our helpdesk it would seem that they have not been seeing these reports being sent back to them...
I have asked them if they are seeing any of the tasks listed in the crontab but all of a sudden it has gone very quiet (they are supposed to make remote adjustments based on these reports
), so I'm assuming
none of the tasks are being executed.
I'm guessing cron isn't running in this case (if none of the tasks are executing) - the commands I was given to restart it were:
Login as root
Navigate to /etc/cron.d
Remove file ‘FIFO’ by typing: rm FIFO
Start cron by typing: cron start
Do this look correct and how can I check cron is running OK?