UNSOLVED crontab -e not running backup tasks.
I am trying to setup a task to backup \images\ to a usb drive but i cant get it to work.
I am using a program called grysnc and i have setup a task called images to do the backing up. it works grsync program.
i have setup a crontab as follows but using the command crontab -e i am using Unbuntu 14.04
00 02 * * 0-6 grsync -e images
that doesnt work
I tried adding in some logging, bu t that doesnt work either.
00 02 * * 0-6 grsync -e images >> /home/myusername/logs/backup.log 2>&1
Thanks and Happy christmas all.
Wayne Workman last edited by
You have to path to the executable or include PATH in the crontab itself.
so if you ran
command -v grsyncit would give you the full path, you’d use this full path instead of just grsync. Or you could just stick the path at the top of the crontab file.
echo $PATHand then take the output and put it into line 1 of the crontab as a variable like
PATH="put the path output here"
Read through this, they may make better sense than me. Plus I’m tired. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2388087/how-to-get-cron-to-call-in-the-correct-paths
@Tom-Elliott rsync -r -n -p -o -g -v --progress --delete --ignore-existing -i -s /images/ /media/myusername/5E8D585C1892608A/images
Your backup task is named images?
What’s the actual backup task look like?
Thanks tom. made the suggested changes and ill see what happens tonight.
Also, 0-6 on the DOW is the same as Everyday so you can literally just run
*for that field.
0 is the same as 00 and 02 is the same as 2 so you can literally use:
0 2 * * *for the crontab itself.
your crontab should be:
00 02 * * * grsync -e /images >>/home/myusername/logs/backup.log 2>&1