sql file in cron.daily folder


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May 15, 2012
Cape Town, South Africa
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Root Administrator

We have a client that somehow has his server go down each day at a specific time.

We checked and found a large .sql file over 4GB (looks like a backup of all his databases) in the /etc/cron.daily folder.

Can this have caused the outage. Will it run that file?
Load seems to go from 1.43 average to 200 in matter of minutes.

It's the only thing we can see that has changed on the server and looks very suspicous. Just want to know if a .sql file will be run as a cron in the /etc/cron.daily folder instead of only .sh files?