[CentOS] cron job not running

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at uni-x.org
Mon Mar 5 03:25:45 EST 2012


Am 05.03.2012 04:25, schrieb Tim Dunphy:
> hello list,
> 
>  I am attempting to backup a centos 5.4 (x86_64) server running mysql
> with a cron job. Here's how the cron job looks:
> 
>  [root at cloud:/home/bluethundr/backupdb] #crontab -l
> * 3 * * * /usr/bin/mysqldump jfwiki >
> /home/bluethundr/backupdb/wiki-$(date +%Y%m%d).sql
> 
> However if I run the command from the command line it seems to work fine.
> 
> 
> If I grep syslog for cron this is what I've found:
> 
> Mar  4 22:12:13 domU-12-31-38-07-49-CC syslog-ng[1174]: Log
> statistics; processed='center(queued)=16141',
> processed='center(received)=16141', processed='destination(d_boot)=0',
> processed='destination(d_auth)=3',
> processed='destination(d_cron)=131',
> processed='destination(d_mlal)=0', processed='destination(d_kern)=0',
> processed='destination(d_mesg)=200',
> processed='destination(d_cons)=0', processed='destination(d_spol)=0',
> processed='destination(d_mail)=15807', processed='source(s_sys)=16141'
> 
> I've tried bouncing the crond service but even if I set the cron job
> to run every minute the backups don't run.
> 
> I was hoping someone out there might have some advice n how to solve
> this problem.
> 
> thanks

'%' is a special character for cron and has to be escaped.

Alexander




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