Write a Cronjob on CloudLinux server to run a sh file to restart a service periodicly

armin654

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Hello there
I want to write a crobjob to restart a specific service periodically

I wrote my command in a .sh file. When i run the .sh file manually it works fine and the service is being restarted but if i add it in cronjob and specifying a time to run that .sh file, the command is not being run .

Is there anyway to read the logs of cronjobs ? do you have any experience on this issue?
Kind regards
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Cron jobs are logged to:

/var/log/cron

Out of curiosity, which service is it and why are you having to restart it?

Thank you.
 

armin654

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Dear cPanelMichael! Thank you for your care about my issue. It is just a try on my LAB machine and not something seriously.
Thank you for the log location
try putting in

/bin/sh /pathtoshfile/
if that does not call it then add
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin
to the top of your crontab
Thank you dalem!
The problem was that when we call the service, we should give the complete path to it and not just writing the service name.
Your help guided me to the answer.
Thank you so much
 

cPanelMichael

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I am happy to see the issue is now resolved. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.