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Re: check program entry that runs only once using the every [cron] line

From: Marc Rossi
Subject: Re: check program entry that runs only once using the every [cron] line
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2016 12:57:20 -0600

Right now I run the program with cron and have that send success/failure email, which I could certainly offload to monit via some mechanism (such as log / drop file as you suggest) to allow monit to detect success / failure.

What I am trying to accomplish is not having crontab entries spread across all of my machines.  Right now I am able to start/stop programs in monit remotely from a single centralized crontab (hitting remote monit http port via python script) and as the number of machines grows it is nice to have only a single crontab to manage.  In addition, I can fire off that remote script at any time via the monit web interface or from m/monit which isn't possible if it is scheduled in cron.

I'd even be open to adding a mode to monit called "batch" (in addition to "active", "passive" and "manual") that would allow a job to be run once when start is clicked.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 12:35 PM, me mine <address@hidden> wrote:
Hello, I saw your post and wanted to ask...

Just curious what you are trying to monitor for. If you can run the program with cron, why not just have the script log an entry or create a drop file, then have monit monitor the file and give alert based on that?

I guess I don't understand what end result you are achieving here.


> On Feb 26, 2016, at 1:28 PM, Marc Rossi <address@hidden> wrote:
> Is it possible to use monit to run a batch job that needs to run once a day?
> For example:
> check program my-program
>     with path "/usr/local/bin/"
>     every "0 6 * * 1-5"
>     if status != 0 then alert
> Would run this job only once a day @ 6:00 am M-F?  I know the docs say to not use a "specific minute" but I have my polling interval set to 20 seconds using "set daemon 20" in my config file.
> Does this potentially run twice in a minute?  Say @ 6:00:00 and 6:00:20 for example?
> Marc
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