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Old 05-05-2008, 03:37 AM   #1
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some cronjobs don't work


Hi!

I wrote a backup script that I want to run with cron.
so I did in crontab -e
Code:
0 3 * * * /root/scripts/backup-myserver
But nothing happened.
I tested my script:
Quote:
sudo /root/scripts/backup-myserver
It works.
I tested my cron daemon:
Quote:
37 10 * * * /bin/touch /home/myuser/backup-scripts/test-cron-050508
it also works.
So if my script works and if cronjobs work, where is the problem?!
 
Old 05-05-2008, 03:44 AM   #2
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Is this root's crontab or another user's? If it isn't root's, you probably have a permissions issue since the script is in root's home.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 04:27 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by billymayday View Post
Is this root's crontab or another user's? If it isn't root's, you probably have a permissions issue since the script is in root's home.
it is root crontab.
Quote:
sudo crontab -e
I also put the script in my user's home's directory. But it didn't change anything.
and touch in root directory also works:
Quote:
32 11 * * * /bin/touch /root/scripts/test-cron-050508

Last edited by xpucto; 05-05-2008 at 04:36 AM.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 04:50 AM   #4
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Did you receive any error message through the root's mail? The crontab user's mailbox is the standard place where output and error of cron jobs are put, if not redirected elsewhere. Or eventually you can try
Code:
0 3 * * * /root/scripts/backup-myserver > /root/cron.log 2>&1
to redirect stdin and stdout to a file. If the cron daemon execute jobs properly, there is no reason for not running a particular job (unless you set the time on 29th february of a non leap year).
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:24 AM   #5
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What's in the script? It may be an environment issue
 
Old 05-05-2008, 06:25 AM   #6
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Solved! Thanks for your help!

As indicated by colucix, I made a redirection to see what the cronjob had to say. In the logs there was the following error message:
Quote:
sudo: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo
I looked in internet and found out that FC6 made some more restrictions with sudo matters, and that I hat to comment out the line
Quote:
Defaults requiretty
which I did. Now it works.

Thanks again for your help!
 
  


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