Tag: crontab

Detect and Notify Linux Server Restart

When Oracle support performs maintenance for Exadata Cloud there is minimal communication. Typically, Oracle support restarts the host during maintenance. Since the application is not RAC aware, the application team needs a way of knowing they have to restart the…

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Using Sed For Search and Replace

I recently had a requirement to change the email for all shell scripts from personal ([email protected]) to a DBA list ([email protected]). Typically, directories for shell scripts are scheduled using crontab. If shell scripts aren’t scheduled with crontab, then we’d need…

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How to efficiently back up and restore crontab

When a database environment is being patched, entries from crontab are commented and then removed when patching is completed. The process works well when there are only a few entries from crontab, but it does not scale when crontab has…

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