Cron File Changing After Reboot



So I’ve noticed an issue. When our server is rebooted the cron file is changing back to some weird default. We seem to end up with 1 line instead of the 4 normally have.

Is this an issue with vertical or is this Linux being weird & wonderful?

Any ideas to stop this happening?


The cron file /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root will be reset after a reboot, so to make a cron change permanent you’ll need to modify /etc/rc.local.d/ to recreate the cron lines that you want to add.

The vertical cron command will modify both files for you, but if you add a cron job by modifying the cron file /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root only then you’ll need to modify `/etc/rc.local.d/`` accordingly.