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Chuck_383680's avatar
Feb 13, 2019

Crontab for backups - Entries not running

Trying to configure a cron-based daily backup for a vCMP guest, running v13.1.1. As root, using crontab -e, I've added the following lines:


27 8 * * * /usr/bin/tmsh save sys ucs config1.ucs


29 8 * * * /usr/bin/scp /var/local/ucs/config1.ucs user@server:/backups/config1.ucs


After exiting, I've verified the changes have saved. Logs reflect that a change has been made. These jobs never happen based on the timestamp of the backup not changing, nor is either job recorded in the logs. I can manually run the same command, and they work successfully. Any help is appreciated.


  • Solution Information: The jobs were running, but not at specified times. The root cause was that the guest had not been restarted since the time zone was set, and cron was using the previous time zone. See K14113 for the details on how to restart the cron daemon.


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