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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Taper problems
  • From: "Frank Shute" <shute@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 12:12:05 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20010302114315.A774@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 07:57:25AM +0000, Derek Harding wrote:
>
> I wonder if anyone can give me a clue here:
>
> I run taper to backup some directories. If I run it by hand it always works
> fine (running as root).
>
> If I run unattended but actually started from the bash prompt (/sbin/taper -U
> @fileset) it runs OK. When run as a script which repeats the bash prompt
> command it runs OK.
>
> BUT - when I have a line "27 0 * * mon-fri /sbin/taper -U @fileset" it aborts
> with the line that it cannot start a child process. It reads the fileset OK but
> simply won't complete.
>
> Any ideas?

Try sticking your command in a file called something imaginative like
crontaper. Then call it from cron. eg:

27 0 * * mon-fri /usr/local/sbin/crontaper

That way cron should run the child-processes too.

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Frank

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