[mrtg] MRTG not running by default after reboot - SOLVED
Joel.Roberts at pinkardcc.com
Thu May 16 00:46:09 CEST 2013
That was it, was the time syntax. Working fine now, thank you.
From: Steve Shipway [mailto:s.shipway at auckland.ac.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:14 PM
To: Joel Roberts; 'mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch'
Subject: RE: MRTG not running by default after reboot
Does that time syntax work in your version of cron? For some, you’d need to use
*/5 * * * * root [ -x /usr/bin/mrtg -a -r /etc/mrtg.cfg ] && env LANG=C /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg.cfg >> /var/log/mrtg/mrtg.log 2>&1
0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * root …..
Also check permissions etc on the file in cron.d to make sure it is actually being processed. Try putting the definition (without the ‘root’ bit) directly in the root crontabs instead.
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From: mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch<mailto:mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch> [mailto:mrtg-bounces+s.shipway=auckland.ac.nz at lists.oetiker.ch] On Behalf Of Joel Roberts
Sent: Thursday, 16 May 2013 8:53 a.m.
To: mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch<mailto:mrtg at lists.oetiker.ch>
Subject: [mrtg] MRTG not running by default after reboot
Just did a new install of mrtg, been a while since I’d done one so jumped through some hoops to get the index pages just the way I wanted them, but now when rebooting the server (Debian Linux 6), mrtg doesn’t run on its own, I have to execute:
env LANG=C /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg.cfg
from the terminal to get it to start graphing again. I checked in /etc/cron.d, the mrtg file is there with the following entry:
0-55/5 * * * * root if [ -x /usr/bin/mrtg ] && [ -r /etc/mrtg.cfg ]; then env LANG=C /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg.cfg >> /var/log/mrtg/mrtg.log 2>&1; fi
The log file listed in the cron job hasn’t been updated in 2 days either, even after manually starting mrtg. Any help in getting it to run automatically would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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