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Old 07-10-2009, 05:53 AM   #1
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crontab for diffrent user than root doesnt work


Hi all,

I have a huge problem with crontab in CENTOS. In my opinion everything is fine in configuration but it still doesnt work.

I would like to make an oracle user dump with exp command. As everybody knows script must be executed by oracle user. So, I`m going to crontab


Quote:
oracle@myhost# crontab -e
I`m putting new entry to crontab

Quote:
10 1 * * * /backup/scripts/backup-script-oracle.sh
I`m saving crontab.

and nothing... doesnt work.

I have all environment settings in crontab:

Quote:
SHELL=/bin/bash
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
MAILTO=dba@mydmomain.com
HOME=/


Maybe somebody can tell me why its not working ?

I dont want to put file to /etc/cron.daily or should I create new folder for that script for example /etc/cron.oracle ?


...help...
 
Old 07-10-2009, 05:56 AM   #2
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Any error messages in the logfiles?
Make sure the script contains the complete path for the commands
 
Old 07-10-2009, 06:06 AM   #3
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Any error messages in the logfiles?
Make sure the script contains the complete path for the commands
/var/log/cron - no errors, it looks like script was executed by oracle

I have full paths to commands.
 
Old 07-10-2009, 06:38 AM   #4
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problem has been solved


in /etc/crontab

I have put the command

Quote:
05 05 * * * root su - oracle -c "/path/to/script/backup-oracle.sh"
its working like a charm...




I think for command

Quote:
oracle@myhost# crontab -e
I have to put all environments settings like I have in the bash_profile for oracle user. But this should be check.
 
  


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