Multiple cron-jobs issue



I attempted to add multiple cronjobs via vertical by running multiple cronjob commands.

I noticed that each command overwrites the previous created cronjob, instead of adding to the cronjob file.

Is this intended?



Yes, currently only one cron job is supported.


This is a little problematic :S.

I tried adding the cronjobs manually, but it didnt run this morning, would adding them manually work? Perhaps i made a mistake somewhere.


After you modify /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root, you’ll need to kill the running cron process by killing the pid stored in /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root, and then restart it by running /usr/lib/vmware/busybox/bin/busybox crond.

To make it persist after reboots you’ll need to modify /etc/rc.local.d/ too. You can run the cron command to set up a cron job and then take a look at that file to see how it is done.


Is it still the case that only a single cronjob can be set by the commandline?


Yes, it can still schedule one cronjob in the latest version. My plan is to integrate Vertical Backup into the web GUI of Duplicacy so that this cron command will be deprecated.