Cron File Changing After Reboot


#1

Hello,

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?


#2

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/local.sh 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/local.sh`` accordingly.