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failing cron job

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by delia, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. delia

    delia Member

    Feb 11, 2008
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    I have a cron job that is not longer being able to complete.

    I get a message (configserver) that calls it a suspicious process. That's probably happening because the job had been running for 95 seconds which is no question more time than it should take.

    The job is a perl script that reaches out to another server to pull information. This is the command line mentioned in the email which is also at the point where it is reaching out to the other server.

    /usr/bin/wget -nd -A *scores.html -np -r -P/home/domain/public_html/.temp/

    That looks to me like the other server is creating the problems.

    However, I'm now running WHM version 11.50.0 (build 22) and there have been other issues with a few things. Obviously, this version is more than a few fixes.

    So the question is can anything be running on this WHM version that would hinder this?

    I'm pretty sure that configserver isn't creating this issue but I will take this to their forums if no one can come up with a reason for WHM blocking this
    #1 delia, Jul 8, 2015
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  2. JonathanW-GOT

    JonathanW-GOT Member PartnerNOC

    Jul 2, 2015
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    In order to troubleshoot this, there are multiple steps you can take. Just to stop the warnings, I would recommend you whitelist the process by following the guide I linked below. I would recommend you start by checking /var/log/cron to see if there are any errors while running the cron job. Then I would run the process manually in the command line to ensure that it is working correctly. These two steps should definitely be able to determine why the cron job is no longer executing.

    Whitelist Process(8. Process Tracking):

    Jonathan Walker
  3. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    Hello :)

    Are you able to run that command on it's own without issue? Is the file you are downloading still available to the public?

    Thank you.
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