[svlug] Cron not working

Juan Enciso Juan.Enciso at corp.terra.com.pe
Wed Aug 5 07:13:38 PDT 2009


Sorry man, but I don't know if it should running by default, I'm not an ubuntu user. 

If you use ubuntu is probably that daemon is named cron instead crond
Try using:

 ps -fea | grep cron

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-----Mensaje original-----
De: Skip Evans [mailto:skip at bigskypenguin.com] 
Enviado el: Miércoles, 05 de Agosto de 2009 08:59 a.m.
Para: Juan Enciso
CC: SVLUG
Asunto: Re: [svlug] Cron not working

root at quad-core-1:/usr# ps -fea | grep crond
root      7669  5005  0 08:52 pts/2    00:00:00 grep crond
root at quad-core-1:/usr#

Oh, bloody hell! How can it NOT be running? I didn't think a 
Unix/Linux system could survive without cron.

This is a new Unbuntu 9.04 install. Wouldn't cron be running 
by default???

So I need to start cron and ensure that it starts each morning 
I fire up this workstation.

I just tried this, but it failed.

/etc/init.d/cron start

So I tried this

/etc/init.d/cron restart

And got an [ OK ] back, but doing the PS command still does 
not show crond running.

I am logged in as root, by the way.

As I said before, there is no /usr/lib/cron directory. Do I 
need to create this and the appropriate entries?

Is there some kind of install or config that needs to be done 
for cron for a new Ubuntu 9.04 install?


Skip

Juan Enciso wrote:
> Hi Skip
> 
> Is running the crond daemon?
> 
> Show me this command output, please.
> 
> ps -fea | grep crond
> 
> Juan Enciso Condeña
> Área de Operaciones
> -------------------------------------------------------------- 
> Terra Networks Perú, S.A.
> Calle Los Sauces 374 Piso 4
> Of. 403, San Isidro, Lima, Perú
> Telf. (511) 411-1260 anexo 1324
> Cel. (511) 996371353 
> RPM: *299527 
> www.terra.com.pe
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: svlug-bounces+juan.enciso=corp.terra.com.pe at lists.svlug.org [mailto:svlug-bounces+juan.enciso=corp.terra.com.pe at lists.svlug.org] En nombre de Skip Evans
> Enviado el: Miércoles, 05 de Agosto de 2009 08:20 a.m.
> Para: SVLUG
> Asunto: [svlug] Cron not working
> 
> Hey all,
> 
> I created the following cron job with
> 
> crontab -e
> 
> as root, but it won't run.
> 
> 
> # m 	h  	dom 	mon 	dow   	command
> 1	8	*	*	*	/bin/cp /mnt/BSP_usr/backup/* /usr/backup/
> 
> However, I can just cut and paste the command from crontab -l 
> and it runs just fine from the command line, so I know the 
> back up files are accessible from the server and can be 
> written to my local drive.
> 
> I also see on my system there is no /usr/lib/cron directory at 
> all, but I get the impression from what I've read root can 
> always run a cron job regardless of what's in /usr/lib/cron, 
> or even if it does not exist.
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> I changed permissions on /usr/backup to 777 just to make sure 
> it was not a permissions issue.
> 
> I did the following to try to find it in syslog but there is 
> no reference to it there.
> 
> grep CRON /var/log/syslog
> 
> Skip
> 

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