[mythtv-users] Putting the mythconverg_backup.pl in a cron job

Harry Devine lifter89 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 16 17:22:19 UTC 2009

On 11/16/2009 12:10 PM, Mike Holden wrote:
> Harry Devine wrote:
>> OK, so I want put the new mythconverg_backup.pl into a cron job, but I'm
>> not having much success.  I can run it from the command line and it runs
>> fine, however, when I put it into a cron job, it never runs.  I created
>> a script called mythdb_backup under /cron/cron.daily as follows:
>> #!/bin/sh
>> mythconverg_backup.pl --rotate 7
>> Pretty basic, but it never runs.  How can I debug why its not running?
>> I didn't see anything in /var/log/messages, but I may be looking in the
>> wrong area.
> Put the full path to the script in your crontab. The cron environment is a cut-down
> version of what you get when you log in, and not all the elements of your $PATH are
> avaiulable in your cron config.
Thanks for the tip.  I just made the change so I guess I'll find out 
tomorrow morning if it worked or not.  Eventually I'd like to have it 
automatically SCP the file to another machine on my network, but for 
now, this is good enough.


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