System reboots ~3am during daily periodic 450.status-security run
jmc-freebsd2 at milibyte.co.uk
Tue Dec 3 09:24:23 UTC 2013
On Monday 02 Dec 2013 20:40:11 dgmm wrote:
> This does bring to mind something I'd not previously thought of. Except
> for the rare times I leave a job running overnight, periodic never
> runs. I'll have a to make a decision on what to do about that.
Anacron can be used to execute commands periodically, with a frequency
specified in days. Unlike cron(8), it does not assume that the machine is
running continuously. Hence, it can be used on machines that aren't running
24 hours a day, to control daily, weekly, and monthly jobs that are usually
controlled by cron.
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