[CentOS] cron job not running
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Mon Mar 5 08:25:45 UTC 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: Log
> statistics; processed='center(queued)=16141',
> processed='center(received)=16141', processed='destination(d_boot)=0',
> processed='destination(d_mlal)=0', processed='destination(d_kern)=0',
> 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.
'%' is a special character for cron and has to be escaped.
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