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Re: [vox-tech] crontab



kind of embarrassment, where to look?

On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 8:20 PM, Tony Cratz<cratz@hematite.com> wrote:
> Hai Yi wrote:
>> this might be too simple a question to ask, however i am doing it anyway.
>>
>> i want to run a cron job to back up the dump files from my database
>> tables on a weekly basis. I've never set a cron job before. So by
>> following the "goolge-search" result, I did these:
>>
>> I create a text file and add a line to set time, date and my script,
>> name the file "cronjob.txt"
>> 59 23 * * * /home/hai/Scripts/backup.sh
>>
>> from CLI: crontab cronjob.txt
>> confirm the job: crontab -l
>>
>> then I sat tight waiting for the magic moment. Nothing happened.
>>
>> I must have missed something, what is it?
>>
>> I am using ubuntu 8.10, and I test the script manually, it works fine.
>
>
>        Many years ago when I use to do UUCP support for Netcom the
>        first question we always asked was:
>
>                What do your logs show?
>
>        Followed up often times by:
>
>                You have read your logs correct?
>
>
>        So with those questions now asked, what do your logs show?
>
>
>
>                                                        Tony
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