Regarding Cron job in Unix/Linux

Posted on 2011-09-13
Last Modified: 2013-11-22

Is there a way to prevent a cron job from stopping when the server reboots. Because sometimes system people are rebooting without notice and the job is not getting done.

If the server reboots, can it automatically start the job again

Any further inputs/suggestions are welcome....
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Thank you for the link. So it says that @reboot variable will invoke this script whenever the system reboots.

But does it have the capacity to take over from where it stopped the script or  will it start executing the script from the start again.

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It will start the script again.
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Author Comment

ID: 36532309
could we get an alert message through this like an email:

Cron started after the reboot.  

so that  I can go and check if everything is running as expected. Because last time system people rebooted and did not update me regarding reboot  and by the time I went to check  script created a mess.

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ID: 36535076
you can do it in the second script that called while reboot.
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ID: 36597482
You need to use anacron in place or together wit cron.
It does exactly what you want.

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