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Hi

I am looking to port our application to HP-UX and require a scheduling tool for our batch suite.

I am aware of CRON, but I am looking for a product that will enable me to setup schedules and dependencies through some sort of front end.

We have 100+ shell scripts that will need to be scheduled and these are fluid, hence the preference for something GUI/WEB driven that is easy to use.

Has anyone got any comments, recommendations? I am very open to suggestions and have no pre-conceptions.

Thanks alot!

Pete
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Cron has frontend crontab -e
You can rewrite any *BSD cron to work without parsing crontabs and accepting only graphical input
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Is there anywhere I can find the details on this function?

I have never used HP-UX and am putting together a feasibility study for us to move from VMS to HP-UX

It would be very helpful if there was some documentation on the functionality of this option, or any other tools that do the same.

Many thanks

Pete
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http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi
type in "cron" or "at" and look what pretty common system is able to do in time
Maybe you look for remote job (in form of scripts) scheduling???
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by:rintsp
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We have 100+ shell scripts which run batch jobs written in C++

Some of these are dependent on each other and hence I need a scheduling tool...

I will give the website a look, cheers!
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I did not migrate latest remaining VAXen to HP-UX, so http://www.garbled.net/clusterit.html worked fine
Simple jobs can be scheduled via cron and simple remote login.
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cron doesn't handle dependencies, so you'll either have to modify your scripts to start the next job or invest in a real scheduler such as Maestro from IBM/Tivoli - http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/products/scheduler/

http://www.cmpharm.ucsf.edu/~srp/batch/systems.html  mentions a bunch of other scheduling tools.

What do you use on the VMS system? There may be an equivalent or a port for HP-UX
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Having used Maestro (admittedly about 4 years ago), we found it was an absolutely clumsy crock of #$%&

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