I need to write a shell script to create a flar image of our systems - This is the backup solution of 2 systems on an isolated LAN and has been dictated by budget and other technical constraints...
I find that my script will work fine if I run it myself from the command line, however, if I run it under cron I get hundreds of flar processes and the system gets itself in a mess!
The scripts is very simple, as follows:
flar create -n flar /export/home/backups/local/backup.flar
I think that I may have fundamentally missed something when running scripts under cron - Can anyone see anything amiss with this?
I can't really understand why something would work when instigated manually, but not work when run under cron...
Many thanks in advance for any help