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Why has CRON mysteriously quit running?

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cm48dc unit was running a backup cron job nightly successfully and just stopped.

The job runs perfectly from the cli.

Date/time is correct and ntp is functioning.

Thanks,
jclive
asked Jul 2, 2014 in Console Servers by jclive New to the Community (1 point)

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Turns out that the unit was rebooted. The CRON that had been running was the original turn-up of the CRON service from the cli. The one that quit was started by the startup script /usr2/rc.user. For some reason this CRON process just smiles and waves, crontab -l shows the job in the queue but will not run. This behavior continued across an additional reboot. Killed the existing process and restarted cron from the cli and now it all works again... until the next reboot... Any ideas???

Thanks,
jclive
answered Jul 9, 2014 by jclive New to the Community (1 point)
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