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Cron Job success

Posted on 2013-01-25
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I quickly need to know.
How to make sure that if the cron job has run successfully in solaris?

Db:  Oracle
OS:  Solaris
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oracle doesn't interface with cron,

you could write a java stored procedure or c external procedure to invoke os commands.


or, if your cron job writes to a log file, you could use utl_file or a bfile to read the log and check status.


if you really want your database to monitor your job execution, you might want to consider using  dbms_scheduler inside the database
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Several options:

- Have the cron job create output, redirected to a log file, watch the log file
- Have the cron job mail it's result in case of errors to you
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by:taaz
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that is exactly the option I am looking for.
How do I set up the cron job to send me an email once the job has run fail or success?
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this isn't an oracle question at all?
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# Ping if job was unsuccessful
SOMEJOB > /dev/null 2>&1
SOMEJOB_output=`echo $?`
###########   TEST CODE
echo "$SOMEJOB_output"
#######################
if [[ "$SOMEJOB_output" != "0" ]]; then
         echo "Trouble in River City..."
         mailx -s "SOMEJOB failure" user@domain.com >/dev/null
 else
         echo "MTS files in use; skipping"
fi

many sources and variations, but this source was from http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-scripting/126811-fuser-exit-code-different-when-script-run-cron.html.
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by:taaz
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thanks
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