[CentOS] cron job not running

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 13:36:21 EST 2012


On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 9:25 PM, Tim Dunphy <bluethundr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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'
>

What does /var/log/cron say, and is it sending email to root with the results?

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   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com


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