i have had a problem for some time now, regarding my CRON jobs. I am trying to download a large amount of data from ebay (through their API, totally legal and aboveboard) using php, but my CRONjob times out.
I have tried resetting the timeout variable, but then it exceeds the maximum filesize SO, my question: is there any way to have a script run as a CRON job, and wen it is complete, call another script?
VPS isn't rebooting by itself when it goes down. Anyone has any program/script that monitors heartbeat of the server? Like when it goes down, the program will automatically reboots the system. I know there's such a script out there but I forgot what it called.
I have heard mixed reports and can't find any good info. Personally i've run a cronjob for up to 6 minutes, but as my best method was sending myself emails through php, its not exactly a highly accurate testing method.
On the same note, what would happen if one cronjob is running a php script for over 10 minutes, then another cron job starts on the same script, before the first one has finished?
I have my own server. I create php file for adding cronjobs. I checked /etc/cron.deny and /etc/cron.allow. both of them is empty so no problem. I execute the php script but nothing : I check with crontab -u user l and it told me no cronjobs for that user. When I access as root from ssh and try teh same command, it works fine. I don't understand how to fix that.
I have a bit of a strange problem, I have an rsync command setup in the servers crontab and from the cron log it show it ran the command but the files don't copy to the backup server. If I take the rsync syntax and run it manually all the files copy across with no errors, but I can't figure out why the cronjob doesn't work properly.
I've just noticed that many people may have a free remote cron facility without realising it.
If you have any domains registered with Godaddy, you get free web space that includes a cron facility. It only runs every half hour, but you could set six jobs at 5 min intervals to get an effective 5-minute poll, which is good enough for many purposes. You could use it to check uptime on another site, for example. Has anyone tried this?
We are running cpanel on one of our servers. Several cron jobs were deleted from the cron panel of one acct. I have no idea of the paths to re-enter these jobs. Is their a log file on the server that will show cron job history from previous runs so I can recover the proper paths?
I want to set up a cron job to make daily back-ups of my database, but by turning my site off first.
This is how I envisage it to work: 1: rename '.htacess' (in public_html folder for the site) to .htaccess-open 2: rename '.htaccess-closed' to .htaccess // this closes the site down so no-one can write/access the db (they are basically shown a 'site down for maintenance' page - I already have the code for this)
3: mysqldump --opt (DB_NAME) -u (DB_USERNAME) -p(DB_PASSWORD) > /path/to/dbbackup-$(date +%m%d%Y).sql // this backs up the database
4: wait for 3 to finish 5: rename '.htaccess' to .htaccess-closed 6: rename '.htacess-open' to .htaccess // this opens the site back upIs this easy enough to do? Anyone got any tips/pointers?
I've got limited knowledge in scripting so I've come to the interweb for help. Google hasn't answered any of my queries so the trusty WHT is next.
I'm trying to create a script cron that will email my clients once per month with space and bandwidth useage reminders. I'd prefer not to have to set up crons in each individual account, but rather email all with tokening including |name| |bandwidth| |space| out of the allowed space & bandwidth according to the clients package.
I've been reading through tutorials for setting up cron commands via cPanel, but everything I have tried does not work. What I need to do is simple - I just want to run a php file on my server once every 15 minutes.
I would like to have MySQLDUMP dump my specified database(s) into a specified folder using date and time stamps in the filename.
I've done some searching on this but haven't really came up with a way to do all of this at once, or if I may need to setup a cron job to rename the file after the dump has completed. I may be going about this all wrong to begin with, I'm just looking for a very simple and reliable way to backup my databases.
I'm testing this on a Shared Web Host account at this time which does have SSH shell access, but I wasn't sure if this makes a difference.
I am trying to setup a cron in SSH to use Ipanel with forced ads for a new free service im providing soon, I have tried but cant seem to figure out how i do it, im totally new to crons in SSH so i havent got a clue
I have a VPS Setup which is running Cpanel, everything works fine apart from some of my clients Cron Jobs.
Each user is trying to get cron to run a script to update a page. if they run the script from a browser then it works fine and the page is updated, however if they let cron run the script, it does not run and they get an error email from the server. E.g.
Subject: Cron <xxx@xxx> php -f /home/xxx/public_html/1min.php From: "Cron Daemon" <email@example.com> Date: Fri, January 18, 2008 12:55 am To: firstname.lastname@example.org Priority: Normal Options: View Full Header | View Printable Version | Download this as a file
No input file specified.
I have check the server and everything seems to be fine, I have cron jobs running as part of WHMCS which all work fine, I just cant find the error.
Say I have a script... /home/user/public_html/script.php
I want to run this script every second, of every minute, of every day.
How would I do this? I want to set up a cron and run it, I have written a cron and I am running it in shell as I type, but if I close shell the cron exits, can anybody assist me with making a cron run this script every second permanently.