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Linux user since the 1990s

  • Linux-only (MS-free zone) since 2001, Ubuntu since 2005 (05.04)
  • Currently (2012) running: Ubuntu (8.04 / 12.04), Debian, Linux Mint
  • Desktop Environments: Mostly LXDE; SSH on the server ;)

Android user since about 2010

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  • Adebar (Android DEvice Backup And Reporting)

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Jul
16
comment Cron job not executing
@user77242 Glad to read it worked out! So now you can remove the debug code, and replace the redirect in your cron job by a simple >/dev/null. This way "normal output" (e.g. progress) is sent to the "black hole", but you get a note when errors occur. And as this answer solved your problem, you may "accept" it as described above -- so other users can see immediately this problem found a solution.
Jul
16
revised Cron job not executing
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Jul
16
comment Cron job not executing
The testlog cannot give you anything this way, as everything is already been eaten up by /dev/null. Change the line in your crontab to bash /home/jonathan/Games/Minecraft/Server/Backup.sh >>/tmp/testlog.log (i.e. kick off the &>/dev/null part) and try again. -- But what that log entry clearly states is that your job is executed. Which already answers your question ;) Now we just need to figure out why it is not doing what you expect -- and this I hope to see in the testlog.
Jul
16
comment Cron job not executing
You're welcome. If this solved your problem, you may "accept" it (by clicking once on the checkmark on the left to it). This is a good custom on all StackExchange sites -- and helps others to go straight to the most helpful answer (well, in this case it's only one, I know). Otherwise, if you have further questions, feel free to ask them.
Jul
16
comment Quickly: share, release and submitubuntu not working anymore
Looks like a direct duplicate to me: See I cant push my app to ppa with quickly submitubuntu command. But you've already solved it ;)
Jul
16
answered Cron job not executing
Jul
16
comment fail2ban is not sending mail when it bans an ip!
Did you check the log file (/var/log/fail2ban.log) for possible errors?
Jul
16
answered Windows 7 won't boot after Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot installation failed
Jul
13
comment Evolution: Broken Outbox / Sending mail takes several minutes
I see. So I take it the long delay was due to the broken mbox files, and then it fits ;)
Jul
13
answered Evolution: Broken Outbox / Sending mail takes several minutes
Jul
13
accepted Evolution data migration (on update) missed all but the first “accounts” (mail, addressbook, calendar…)
Jul
13
accepted Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?
Jul
13
comment Free RAM disappears - Memory leak?
Still looks stable. Though neither lsof nor top pointed me to the "evil process", your guess concerning the KDE daemon pointed me in the direction of the troublemaker. So thank you again -- uptime of my machine now is about 14d, and everything still looks stable, though I even ran things like VirtualBox, compiling etc. in parallel. So I consider this solved, and mark the closest match :)
Jul
13
comment Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 gives “no package: header”
Missing info: Update from what? 11.10, 11.04..., 8.10? (Is the upgrade path supported -- or maybe have necessary steps been ommitted, as e.g. with trying a direct upgrade from 8.10?)
Jul
13
answered How do I ensure an NFS share stays mounted?
Jul
13
comment Hang during unlock, slow after that
You're welcome -- glad I could help!
Jul
13
comment Hang during unlock, slow after that
Glad you've found the cause. I made a summary and provided it as an answer, so it is easier to check.
Jul
13
answered Hang during unlock, slow after that
Jul
13
comment Ubuntu 12.04 uses almost 4 GB of memory right after startup.
You're welcome! A good source for further research might be /var/log/syslog, check for any errors that could match. Another nice thing is a monitoring tool such as Monitorix (available via a repository at apt.izzysoft.de, check for details there). Runs right out of the box, draws nice RRD-graphs for almost everything. Really helpful and easy to use.
Jul
13
comment Hang during unlock, slow after that
The glowing drive LED indicates a lot of I/O (in my case, this was either Firefox going nuts, or X running havoc -- both luckily solved itself by updates). Time to give iotop (package has the same name) a chance to identify the troublemaking process!