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two strange issues

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Secret Agent, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Secret Agent

    Secret Agent Guest

    Issue #1

    I have cpanel on my centos box. By default cpanel has a cron at 1am. I added a 2nd one to make it run twice a day.

    0 1 * * * /scripts/cpbackup
    0 12 * * * /scripts/cpbackup

    Problem is the 2nd one just wont' run at all. I restarted cron many times. Can't understand why it won't run.

    Issue #2

    As many times as I have restarted syslog, /var/log/messages remains empty always.
    messages1 also empty but messages2 updated today. Strange part even messages shows updated today yet 0 bytes. Permissions on all of these are read/write

    Any help appreciated.

    Centos 4.2
    Cpanel CURRENT 10.8
     
  2. Secret Agent

    Secret Agent Guest

    I was able to duplicate this on a like second server also
     
  3. PWSowner

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    That's because the backup script is written to only run once/day.
     
  4. Secret Agent

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    The backup script used to work twice a day before I had an OS reload.
     
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    Try setting the cron as below however I am not sure will you be able to run twice a day

    0 */12 * * * /scripts/cpbackup
    (dont forget to remove the other one)
     
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    That should do it. What the script does is check to see if the current backup is more than .5 days old. If not, it won't run.
     
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