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crontab failure [message #206208] Wed, 29 November 2006 03:37 Go to next message
prashanth_gs
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Hi all,

I scheduled my weekly backup in crontab but it doesnot get executed.

More over, while checking I was unable to find any details while issuing command
in crontab -l

I scheduled the job by issuing

crontab -e /u04/gdbprd/scripts/dailyexp10g.sh and saved it properly.

What would be the reason and how to resolve this?

Please explain.

Prashanth


Re: crontab failure [message #206244 is a reply to message #206208] Wed, 29 November 2006 04:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahesh Rajendran
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You mean to say,
crontab -l is not showing the appropriate entries?
Then you may not have made the entries at all.
Not sure what you are talking about.
Re: crontab failure [message #206283 is a reply to message #206208] Wed, 29 November 2006 07:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rtjk
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Registered: February 2005
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Hello prasanth,


crontab should be scheduled as follows.

crontab -e

The crontab file contains six fields:

Field No Field Values Description
1 Minute 0-59 Minute of the hour
2 Hour 0-23 Hour of the day
3 Day 1-31 Day of the month
4 Month 1-12 Month of the year
5 Weekday 0-6 Day of the week(0=Sunday)
6 Command NA The command to execute


00 04 * * * /utils/cronkickoff/startjobonactivehost.sh "ksh /loc/kai/sri.sh"

for example the above cron will execute on 4 clock morning everyday


* indicated that it has to execute all the time.

Hope it helps.

Jayakumar
Re: crontab failure [message #206336 is a reply to message #206283] Wed, 29 November 2006 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
prashanth_gs
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No, Still its not working.

I gave all the privileges (777) to the script.

What would be the other reasons for that not get implemented?

Please advice.

Prashanth.
Re: crontab failure [message #206341 is a reply to message #206336] Wed, 29 November 2006 12:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
joy_division
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Why would changing the permissions on a shell script have any effect on whether a job runs if it's not in the crontab?
Like Mahesh said, if you don't have anything returned from crontab -l, then you didn't create a cronjob. crontab -e shellscript.sh is not how you create a cronjob. Look at Jaya's response.
Re: crontab failure [message #206978 is a reply to message #206336] Sat, 02 December 2006 22:47 Go to previous message
Mohammad Taj
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hi

if you schudule ur job through crontab and ur job is not run then check mail sended by crontab what is exacly problem.

login super user.
and check
etc/profile file ( location of ur mail) and check ur mail.

and when you type

$crontab -l
what message you got...

1. no crontab for "username"

2. any specific job sehudule entry.


post here.

hope this helps
Taj
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