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SFX Cron Jobs

Job Time (see note below) Notes
Google Scholar file 03:30 a.m. on Monday morning SFX file sent to Google Scholar for UMLinks button access out of GS. Initial registration with GS and setup through ExLibris was required. See SFX documentation. 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 to solve a problem pre-2010.
Clean Apache log files 02:17 a.m. on Sunday morning Cleans log files. Set up by ExLibris.
Elsevier Autoload load 12:01 a.m. the 1st day of the month Began 2015. Maintained by us.
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. Set up through SFX Admin>Queries and maintained by us.
EDS file transfer 4:01 a.m. on Tuesdays Sends SFX file to EBSCO to update SFX content information for EDS (not HLM). Began 12/16. HLM is not maintained by this file transfer. Set up by us.
SFX holdings file export 7:00 on the 28th day of the month SFX holdings file generated and sent Rapid, Browzine and IDS. Rick and Steve B. set this up.
SpringerJournals autoload 12:01 a.m. the 5th day of the month Began 10/15/18; note correct token in 2nd Springer account. Maintained by us.
SpringerBooks autoload 12:01 a.m. the 6th day of the month Began 10/15/18. Maintained by us.


  • Times are Central time as SFX server is in Chicago. T
  • There are index build jobs run by ExLibris which are not shown here. Best to check with support before adding another job which might conflict with “hidden” ones or with the backup.
  • SFX Search AZ and RSI indexing is now done centrally by ExLibris and is not shown on our cron list.

To set up cron jobs

  • For more information see the SFX users guides.
    • To set up publisher autoloads: ./server_admin_util > 8 Import/Export > (Choose resource, can set up crons, run autoload, etc.). To edit, use crontab -e
    • 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/ – 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: Jack Mulvaney

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