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Old 05-21-2008
Notify Me when job fail using cron

I would like to be notified when an Informix dbexport job fails on a TRU64 system.
My idea is to send an email via telnet, but can only get telnet to do it interactively.
I can do the following steps on my UNIX box interactively, but cannot send an email with a script. Can someone help? Is there a better way to do this?

I tried the following which only works interactively:

telnet xx.yy.zz.ww 25
mail from:
rcpt to:
subject: email test
The dog
is in the house
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Old 05-21-2008
If the job fails does it get logged somewhere? If so, wouldn't it be easier to run a logwatcher, add a condition and trigger it to send an e-mail?
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Old 05-21-2008
Originally Posted by unSpawn
If the job fails does it get logged somewhere? If so, wouldn't it be easier to run a logwatcher, add a condition and trigger it to send an e-mail?
dbexport creates a huge log file called dbexport.out, and at the end it has "dbexport complete", if all is well. I don't know anthing about logwatcher, nor how to send email from unix TRU64.
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Old 05-21-2008
You can do it but its completely dependent on how you run the Informix dbexport job.

If you run the job by running a command you can write a small script and call your job from there and depending on the return code of your job you can either send an email or just ignore it.

If you run the job through a scheduling tool (like Control-M) then you can set the e-mail option on the tool itself.

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