How do I use the Cron Jobs tool?

Cron jobs are scheduled tasks that the system runs at predefined times or intervals. Typically, a cron job contains a series of simple tasks that the system runs from a script file.

Add a cron email

The Cron Email section of the interface allows you to enter an email address for the system to send notifications when your cron jobs run. To set an email address, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Email text box, enter the email address at which you wish to receive the notifications.

  2. Click Update Email.
     

Add a cron job

To create a cron job, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the interval at which you wish to run the cron job from the appropriate menus, or enter the values in the text boxes. Common Settings — This menu allows you to select a commonly-used interval. The system will configure the appropriate settings in the Minute, Hour, Day, Month, and Weekday text boxes for you.

  2. In the Command text box, enter the command that you wish the system to run.

  3. Click Add New Cron Job.

 

View existing cron jobs

The Current Cron Jobs table displays your existing cron jobs.

 

Edit a cron job

To edit a cron job, perform the following steps:

  1. Locate the cron job that you wish to edit and click Edit.

  2. Edit the settings that you wish to change and click Edit Line.

 

Delete a cron job

To delete a cron job, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Delete next to the cron job that you wish to delete.

  2. Click Delete.
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