SFX Cron Jobs

Job Time (see note below) Notes
Google Scholar file 03:30 a.m. on Monday morning This file was also used (2009-?) by OCLC for eSerials service. OCLC ignored ebooks in file.
Table Maintenance & Repair 02:30 a.m. every month on the second day Setup by ExLibris
Clean Apache log files 02:17 a.m. on Sunday morning Cleans log files.
Elsevier Autoload load 12:01 a.m. the 1st day of the month Began 2015.
Statistic Queries 6-7:20 a.m. the 14th of the month As of 2016, runs Queries 2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11,12 and sends reports to cknapp email. Calendar and FY stats are run manually and include Queries 14 & 19.

Note: times are Central time as SFX server is in Chicago. Also note there are index build jobs associated with the ebooks functionality which are not shown here. Best to check with support before adding another job which might conflict with “hidden” ones or with the backup.

To setup cron jobs
  • For more information see the SFX users guides.
    • A list of cron jobs can be found Unix-side: Login>da>crontab -l
    • Edit the crontab using “crontab -e” instead.
    • Statistics reports crons can be setup via each of the Statistics Queries (sends to email) but old crons need to be removed UNIX side.
    • Google Scholar job was setup by registration procedure in the KB, but edited in crontab to add ebook export.
    • AZ, RSI and other index jobs also setup via server_admin_util. Can be edited in crontab.
    • Example cron: 00 05 03 * * /exlibris/sfx_ver/sfx4_1/umass3/admin/kbtools/marc_enhancement.pl – profile=marcit4export (Note: A cron for MARCIt was not set up due to multiple staff using files that interfered with the running of the cron, and that the cron was only able to replace a small portion of the MARCIt load process. 2016)

Primary contact: Catherine Knapp

sfx_cron_jobs.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/21 13:24 by cknapp
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