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Old 05-19-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Personal crontab does not run after reboot of RHEL5 server


When we reboot our RHEL5 server, any user who has entered a job via their personal crontab complains that the jobs in the file are not executed. I don't have this problem with root's crontab. Thanks for any help.


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Old 05-19-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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Well, normally if cron has a problem, it logs it in /var/log/cron (?) and sends an email, normally to the owner of the crontab.
note that the email may only be accessible via
mail
OR
mailx
ie it may not make it out to whatever normal email system you use.
Check also /var/log/messages
 
Old 05-20-2008, 11:02 AM   #3
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re: cron

This is the entry in /var/log/cron:


May 18 20:07:54 servername crond[3324]: (CRON) STARTUP (V5.0)
May 18 20:07:54 servername crond[3324]: (john.smith) ORPHAN (no passwd entry)
May 18 20:07:57 servername anacron[3379]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2008-05-18
May 18 20:07:57 servername anacron[3379]: Normal exit (0 jobs run)



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