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# 1  
Old 12-12-2006

Hi all,

I am finding a issue with crontab that whatever the changes I made in the crontab file on the previous day wont be getting replicated today.

I saved the editor properly.

What would be the reason behind this.

For Eg: 03 12 * * * /gdbuat4/backupscripts/ replaced to
00 00 * * 6 /gdbuat4/backupscripts/ Yesterday

But now I am finding only the old one.

03 12 * * * /gdbuat4/backupscripts/

The replaced one get disappeared. What would be the reason behind this?

Please explain.

OS: SunSolaris 5.8

Thanks and Regards,
# 2  
Old 12-12-2006
Is that file system mirrored? Perhaps there's a problem with that, check it ("metastat" if you're using solstice).
# 3  
Old 12-12-2006
I was not aware of this metastat.

While typing metastat it gave some details like follows (as this ):

d138: Concat/Stripe
Size: 93762560 blocks
Stripe 0:
Device Start Block Dbase
emcpower52a 0 No
Stripe 1:
Device Start Block Dbase
emcpower53a 0 No
# 4  
Old 12-12-2006
You have to check the status for the /var filesystem. To do so, try to find which is the appropriate device. For instance:
df -k /var

and then
metastat <device>

where <device> is the solstice device name without /dev/...
Have a look at metastat man page for more information.
# 5  
Old 12-12-2006
Hope this is mirrored.

Following are the output once the command was issued.

$ df -k /var
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/md/dsk/d5 10327372 501516 9722583 5% /var
$ metastat /dev/md/dsk/d5
d5: Mirror
Submirror 0: d15
State: Okay
Submirror 1: d25
State: Okay
Pass: 1
Read option: roundrobin (default)
Write option: parallel (default)
Size: 20972736 blocks

d15: Submirror of d5
State: Okay
Size: 20972736 blocks
Stripe 0:
Device Start Block Dbase State Hot Spare
c1t0d0s5 0 No Okay

d25: Submirror of d5
State: Okay
Size: 20972736 blocks
Stripe 0:
Device Start Block Dbase State Hot Spare
c1t1d0s5 0 No Okay
# 6  
Old 12-13-2006

I found that when ever I am closing my current session the changes which i made are getting freezed. By opening another new session I cant find any changes which i made in the crontab entry.

What would be the reason behind this?

Please explain.

# 7  
Old 12-13-2006
What do you mean by "getting freezed"?
And, how are you updating the crontab? vi? crontab -e?

Anyway, try to force a synchronization (metasync and/or sync commands) before you exit your session...

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