Scheduled cron task does not work

Created:

2016-11-16 12:50:57 UTC

Modified:

2017-04-24 11:12:55 UTC

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Scheduled cron task does not work

Applicable to:

  • Plesk
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux

Symptoms

  1. Scheduled task does not start at the configured time.

  2. Scheduled task works if it is launched manually from Plesk.

Cause

Service crond is not running.

Resolution

  1. Check the service:

    # service crond status
    crond is stopped
  2. Start the service:

    # service crond start
    Starting crond: [ OK ]
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