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Old 05-22-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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Question crontab entries will not execute when not logged

Hi there,

I have been looking around for quite a while now. I did not find any answers that works for me.

I am using Fedora Core3. I have been trying to setup different cron entries to backup different parts of the system in particular.

The cron entries work fine as long as I am logged in as myself. When I logged out, the cron entries are not executed.

I also tried to edit the cron entries as root, to see if that would do the trick. The entries are still not executed.

I am completely out of ideas.

Thank you

Old 05-22-2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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Try to post your backup scripts here if they are not too long.
I am pretty sure cron jobs works even when you are not logged in.
The problem you are having is related to a bug in backup script, not with cron itself.
Old 05-23-2006, 03:22 AM   #3
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Here is the command line that I have in my crontab

0 2 * * * /bin/cp -rf /home/* /media/usbdisk/ > /dev/null 2>&1

Thanks for the help.


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