Cron File Changing After Reboot

Ash McK    Aug 20 4:53AM 2018


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?

gchen    Aug 21 7:51PM 2018

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.

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