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Re: cron

Alexander Polson wrote:
<<cronbug.txt>> Hi

I have been using cygwin on windows to do daily backups with the rsync
utility, and triggering this process using cron.

Over the last 2 years I found more and more machines in my department
for which I can not get cron to work anymore, and forcing this backup to
be done manually. I have tried to fix this by "RTFM",
(no problem found) and cron-config, but I am still missing something.

We use Cygwin on Win XP (32 and 64 bit) and Server 2003.

I attach the cronbug.txt file.

Can you please help?


> 2007/09/12 11:20:15 [SYSTEM] /usr/sbin/cron: PID 3088: (CRON) error (can't switch user context)


> Service : cron


> Account : PBMR\PolsonA

On W2K3, if you expect a service to be able to switch user contexts, you need a special service account. You can use the 'sshd_server' account that would be created for you if you configure 'sshd' and ask it to create the account when it asks you. See the "/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/openssh.README" for details.

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