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Thread: zmcontrol start/stop vs. zimbra user cron table

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    Default zmcontrol start/stop vs. zimbra user cron table


    Is there an short and easy way to enable/disable the zimbra user cron table?
    If I stop zimbra - either using /etc/init.d/zimbra stop or zmcontrol stop I may don't want to have the zimbra cronjobs running anymore. (BTW: how does this effect an running upgrade?).

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    I should start by asking why? Are you stopping Zimbra for an extended period of time, therefore there's a lot of cron that you don't want to happen? It would seem to me that once you have Zimbra installed you'll normally keep it up and running.

    However, if it's going to be down for an extended period of time and you want to turn off that cron:

    You probably ought to double check this with someone that knows more about Linux than I to make sure I'm not saying something monumentally stupid, but this should work:

    su - zimbra
    2) Back up your crontab:
    crontab -l > /tmp/myzimbracrontab
    or wherever else you want to store it, just don't forget

    crontab -d
    This will delete the whole crontab for the zimbra user. Then when you want to re-activate it you simply:
    crontab /tmp/myzimbracrontab
    and it'll be re-imported
    Last edited by dwmtractor; 09-21-2007 at 04:46 PM. Reason: added first paragraph

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