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Schedule a cron job for Cloud Sites

Before scheduling a task, take a minute to review the five necessary components in creating a scheduled task on Cloud Sites: Task Name - You will need to name each cron job you schedule. The name you choose is 

Enable or disable a Cloud Sites scheduled task (cron job)

Enable or disable a Cloud Sites scheduled task (cron job). Last updated on: 2015-06-23; Authored by: Rackspace Support. Note: This article refers to the Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can access this interface from the Cloud Control Panel 

Use to backup Cloud Sites to Cloud Files

In order to backup Cloud Sites to Cloud Files using this example, you will need to create two . One cron job will backup the cloud site and database and the second cron job will upload the backup to Cloud Files.

How to Create a Cron Job (Scheduled Task) for Your Website or

, created using the command line program called crontab, require that your website be hosted on a Unix-type web server, such as Linux or one of the BSDs. Generally, if the web server that your site is on is running Windows, you 


I do sudo crontab -e and see a bunch of cronjobs. If a cron exists in /etc/cron.d but not in sudo crontab -e does that mean it's not being ran? Or is it being ran but just isn't showing up for whatever reason in sudo crontab -e ?

Docker, CentOS7, and | Wade Schulz

Since we have been moving many of our processing components to a container/microservice model using Docker, we wanted to generate a Docker container that could execute other containers with a recurring cron task.

How To Setup Crontab Commands

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A Short Introduction To

A Short Introduction To This article is a short introduction to cron jobs, their syntax, and how to set them up. A cron job is a sched

Preventing duplicate cron job executions | Benjamin Cane

I feel like sometimes create more problems than they solve. It's not the fault of cron, but rather the jobs being executed. This is especially true when the jobs result in duplicate running instances like the following 

Managing with Python-Crontab First

Cron is a system daemon used to execute desired tasks (in the background) at designated times. A crontab is a simple text file with a list of commands meant to be run at specified time. These commands and their run times 

Cybercriminals adopt spies' techniques to pull off online bank heists

PCWorld The group identifies servers that handle financial transactions and creates (scheduled tasks) to automate transfers to multiple e-currency services, typically during weekends. In one case, the Kaspersky researchers found scripts that and more » (34 secs ago)

Sending data into the void with /dev/null

Computerworld Unix systems make it easy to make output that you don't want to see simply disappear. Toss output into the void. Send errors in one direction, useful output in another. Something of a bit bucket, black hole, and digital garbage disposal, /dev/null is (3 weeks ago)

Wake Your Linux Up From Sleep for a Cron Job

We will check the requirements for the task. We will examine a typical use case. We will discuss the many small-print items revolving around this idea, e.g. why you need to be extra careful with waking from sleep for . And we'll do a few other and more » (5 years ago)

Apple Mac malware 2015 businesses at risk after record number of OS X attacks

Techworld.com are used to run scripts/programs periodically at fixed times, dates or intervals. Login items ? The method to cause programs to run when a user logs in to an OS X account. Browser plugins ? Code that runs in the context of a Web browser and more » (3 months ago)

Should I Log Out on my Mac or Shut Down?

Macworld UK Most users choose to Sleep their Mac or leave it till it goes into sleep mode. There used to be an argument in favour of Sleep over Shut Down because OS X ran scripts (known as "") during the night. This is no longer the case as OS X smartly (6 months ago)

How to move a microservices architecture off of AWS

A tool called Burn blows away all the pods in a group on command. It works in conjunction with Butcher to kill one or more pods, handle , and post updates to the internal Slack IRC feed used by the developer and operations teams. (3 months ago)

APIs Are The New FTEs

TechCrunch Gaurav Jain is a principal at Founder Collective. He co-founded Polar and was an early product manager for Android. More posts by this contributor: How To Be A VC Without Any Capital · You've Only Got One Shot At Building A Consumer Unicorn. (5 months ago)

How to quickly move a microservice infrastructure off AWS in a weekend

Most organizations move to AWS to trim costs and improve scalability. But at least one company found they could reduce costs and improve control while maintaining a robust server infrastructure by moving away from AWS. At the KubeCon Conference in San  (2 months ago)

How to Integrate Webhooks with the Slack API

ProgrammableWeb The first part of the Slack API tutorial series covered Slash commands. Slash commands listen for trigger words in a channel. If it finds those words, it will invoke an external URL that you provide and that web service can then respond to that command (4 months ago)

5 times as much Mac malware this year

Komando They tend to use just seven methods to get into Macs: LaunchAgents, LaunchDaemons, , login items, browser plug-ins, StartUpItems, and binary infections. Even better, most attacks involved just one of these methods. Bit9 + Carbon Black didn't and more » (3 months ago)


The software utility Cron is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. People who set up and maintain software environments use cron to (5 days ago)

How to Create a Cron Job (Scheduled Task) for Your Website

How to Create a Cron Job (Scheduled Task) for Your Website or Blog by Christopher Heng, thesitewizard.com. On occasion, you might come across the need to (3 days ago)

Linux Crontab: 15 Awesome Cron Job Examples

There were few that were rnning on my machine and i was cheking them by using crontab -l command and was getting no cron job mesage (4 days ago)

HowTo: Add Jobs To cron Under Linux or UNIX?

A step by step guide for scheduling / commands under UNIX / Linux / BSD operating systems. (5 days ago)

Online CronJobs

SetCronJob offers reliable cronjob service with an easy-to-use WebCron interface. You can manage all cronjobs in one place. (3 days ago)


Some hosting companies don?t allow access to cron, but you can find a lot of alternatives which are free or paid. Here are some services: (2 weeks ago)

Free | Online Webcron Service

EasyCron provides the most stable Cron Job Services. Here you can schedule with execution logs, Email notifications, run time predictions and a bunch of (4 days ago)