cron

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cron

[krän]
(evolution)
A time unit equal to 106 years; used in reference to evolutionary processes.

cron

(operating system)
The Unix clock daemon that executes commands at specified dates and times according to instructions in a "crontab" file.

Unix manual page: cron(8).

cron

A Unix utility (Unix daemon) that executes commands in a "crontab" file at a specified time and date. Cron is used to schedule such functions as backup and maintenance procedures, often called "cronjobs."
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Using this solution, we have regained control of all our Crontab jobs and now we can easily implement proper handling of return code and errors to ensure 100% successful job execution.
Baltimore County will utilize a hot backup and cold backup scenario Hot backups will occur six times per week, and a cold backup will occur once per week (on the 7th day of the cycle) Backups will be copied to removable digital media, and these will be moved off site on a regular basis The Oracle database will be in archive log mode to allow for quick recovery in case of a database, server, or hard disk failure The backup procedures will run via a crontab on the UNIX Oracle server
You would need the following entries in a crontab file:
This new release offers 100 percent coverage of IT job automation needs in the data center, servicing both mission-critical business applications and less critical applications that are traditionally handled via crontab.
com) and Sun are developing a seamless integration of EnlightenDSM's system administration capabilities and Sun Enterprise SyMON software to empower IT managers with systems administration functionality enabling management of Network File Systems, network naming services, printer resources and crontab, as well as new user and group administration, security auditing and remote reboot and shutdown capability.