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Old 29th June 2008
godfrank godfrank is offline
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Default [SOLVED] Cronjob script does not run in cron

Hello mateys!

I have a /root/backups.sh script which should be run by a cronjob. What it does is tar many directories, encrypt them with GnuPG and then move the gpg file to a usb stick that was mounted by that very same script.

It works flawlessly if I run the script manually from root. However, it does not seem to be run when I put it in a cronjob although I have an entry in /var/log/cron saying it was run. Also, I don't have any entry in /var/log/messages about the mounting of the usb stick.

I put some debug lines (as in echo "start" > /root/backups.log) and they do not even get executed!

Is there something I should know?

Thanks folks and thank you for building a new and better forum! ;-)

Last edited by godfrank; 30th June 2008 at 12:41 AM.
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