Questions tagged [schedule]

The schedule tag should be used for questions about scheduling events, like running applications or processes on a planned time.

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scheduled tasks running but have disappeared

I had recently installed gnome-schedule 2.1.1-4 onto my ubuntu 12.10 so that i may be able to schedule a recurrent shutdown on my laptop everyday at 1:55 pm. After a few days when i didn't need the ...
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Backup the server [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu as a server with Windows XP clients. There are many files shared via Samba. I need to schedule automatic backup of the files which is shared via samba (that is i need to backup ...
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Backup regimen - is this plan any good?

I have a desktop that has some valuable personal and financial records, photos, etc. I installed a second drive formatted ext3 called 'internalbackup'. I've been using a variety of backup programs, ...
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How can schedule to run 'deluge BT client' in ubuntu 12.1 using gnome schedule

Since it's a GUI there is bit of complication. Can you guys help? Thanks. (I need a recurrent task btw)
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How to make a Queue of download list and how schedule it

1- How to make a queue of download-list in Wget ? 2- Is there any way to schedule a Queue in Wget ?
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Lock Terminal and Suspend from Terminal

I am trying to lock and suspend from the terminal. I tried: pmi action suspend | at now + 1 min And then typed exit But both that and vlock kill the running command. Is there a way to lock the ...
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Is it possible to list the actual commands that have been scheduled with `at`?

I'd like to be able to see exactly what has been scheduled with at. atq will list the job id, time to run, and user to run as, but not the actual task that will be run. Thanks! Edit I should add ...
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How can I specify the hour at which my daily schedule of the DejaVu backup tool should run?

How can I specify the hour at which my daily schedule of the DejaVu backup tool should run?
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at job facility for anacron?

Is there a tool for Ubuntu to schedule jobs similar to at but for anacron instead if plain cron? Eg. echo "rm -Rf /tmp/workdata.$$.*" | at now + 99 minutes It doesn't have to be via anacron, just ...
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How to run a command within a time duration per min/sec?

I want to run a command/shell script say script.sh from 1AM to 2AM per minute. After observing that crontab can't work it out 'per sec' I had to go with 'per min'. Basically, My server.sh file takes ...
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Software for planning schedule

I'm looking for schedule planning software. I'd like to be able to add weekly events, meetings that repeat every month etc., and I expect the software to display me a schedule for the upcomming week, ...
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How do I schedule waking up from hibernation?

Is it possible to wake up Ubuntu from hibernation at a predefined time? It should not be WOL, but rather Ubuntu waking itself up. For example, it should do what the app WakeupOnStandBy does on MS ...
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Crontab run script

For example I want to schedule task using crontab: */2 * * * * /root/scripts/backup.sh But nothing happens, backup.sh is not executed. Who can help me?
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Is there a schedule for the system updates that come through update manager in 12.04?

I've noticed a lot of updates come through update manager in the last few weeks. When updates to core systems are required is there a schedule for release that I can check off against what I'm ...
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How to start and stop a task using at command?

I want to start download using aria2c everyday at 02:00 am and stop it at 08:00 am. I know I should use at 02:00 at>aria2c .... I don't know how to tell 'at' to stop it! Actually aria2c stops ...
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crontab not working as expected

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and I want to execute a script every 5 hours . I setup cron with crontab -e and putted * */5 * * * sh /home/cron_script.sh The script is executed every minute. Thanks.
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Scheduled backups: Local & FTP

please forgive if this has been asked/answered before, but I am an Ubuntu noob. I need to perform 2 types of backups automatically on a weekly schedule: From one local drive to another From a remote ...
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How to start a program at a scheduled time if I am logged in?

I want the following behaviour: if I am logged in, and it is a certain time, and the program isn't already started, start the program. How can I achieve this?
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Is wake up from standby possible via script or schedule? [duplicate]

Is it possible to cause Ubuntu to resume from standby or sleep mode to run a scheduled task like at job/crontab? (hibernation seems to be ruled out in another question) Can a script be written that: ...
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Trigger script execution on after apt-get upgrade for a certain package?

Question: I have customized an application startup script. Unfortunately, it gets overwritten every time I do apt-get dist-upgrade when there is an update available (quite often). Now I have ...
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Wget schedule sending mail if response time > 5 secs

I'm using a script called Responser which sends email when any of the my sites are down/slow. I just wanted to check if it's sending the mail only if the sites are really down or slow(as I checked it ...
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How do I set up an mp3 alarm clock?

I want to switch from Windows XP to Ubuntu and there is one thing that I'm heavily using in XP—an MP3 alarm clock. In the evening I turn the PC to hibernated mode. In the morning it wakes up (...
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How to use clock to run program on time?

For example: I want to set when 6:00 am it plays 1.mp3 (if 2.mp3 is playing then close 2.mp3). When 18:00 it plays 2.mp3 to replace 1.mp3 (replace means close 1.mp3 and play 2.mp3). Everyday was ...
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How to find out status of a job (scheduled with at)

How can I find out the status of a job scheduled with at?
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Why would logwatch (with cron) on stop e-mailing me daily reports?

I have logwatch configured with cron to e-mail me a daily report from my ubuntu server. Occasionally, something happens like the power goes out (which is what just happened actually) or the system ...
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Is there a public calendar for key Ubuntu events?

I've been looking at the schedule for Ubuntu Developer Week (11th to 15th of July), and started entering the schedule into my Google calendar (XML, iCal, HTML). At this point, I thought to myself... ...
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Is it possible to schedule the downloads required to upgrade?

I'd like to upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 but my ISP has a data-cap, limiting the amount I can download. Thankfully, traffic between 2am and 8am doesn't count towards this cap, but I'm seldom awake at ...
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How to take daily backup of database?

Hey I am using mysql in ubuntu along with 15 more ppl who also has root privilege. I am afraid they might accidentally tamper with the database, so I want to take a daily and hourly incremental ...
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How to automatically visit a website in the background after Ubuntu booted?

I wanted to know how to automatically visit a website in the background when Ubuntu loads. As far as I know w3m is for visiting web site from the console. That is why I am writing following command in ...
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How can I make a command run once the next time I log in?

How can I schedule a command to run the next time I log in? I don't want it to run every time, just once.
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How to Schedule a Ruby Script

I have a ruby script I'd like to execute every 5 minutes or so. I have seen mention of cron tasks, but not in the context of executing Ruby. I would like to know the steps necessary to execute the ...