Cron job on pfSense, how to create one?
MindTwist last edited by
It might seem quite obvious how to put a new cron job on pfSense, but it isn't working for me and my knowledge is quite limited to troubleshoot.
I download my current config, I search for the <cron>and</cron> on there. Restore config file, pfSense reboots, and everything is ok.
<minute>0</minute> <hour>1,13</hour> <mday>*</mday> <month>*</month> <wday>*</wday> <who>root</who> <command></command>/usr/bin/tar -czf /cf/conf/rrd.tgz -C /var/db/rrd/*.rrd
I have tried all kind of minute, hour, and I am unable to know why this would not be working looking at the other preconfigured cron jobs. I tried to run it once a day, at a given hour/minute, at a given hour, at several hours daily,… with no results.
If I run the command /usr/bin/tar -czf /cf/conf/rrd.tgz -C /var/db/rrd/.rrd* from the Webgui -> Status -> Command prompt, it does work. I doo a "ls -la /cf/conf" and I see the newly created rrd.tgz with the current date/time.
I am just trying to set up a cron job that will do a backup of the RRD data twice a day on the embedded version, so if the power goes out I will lose no more than 12h of RRD data.
fabifri last edited by
Pushing the thread up!
Does anyone know a solution till now?
rocky last edited by
I just login to the shell (of pfSense firewall) and setup my cron jobs by
$ crontab -e
At least this works here :) My cron jobs list:
$ crontab -l
*/1 * * * * /usr/sbin/arp -an > /root/arp