Re: backup of postgres scheduled with cron

From: jef(dot)peeraer(at)telenet(dot)be
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: backup of postgres scheduled with cron
Date: 2007-11-22 13:50:07
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.61.0711221448570.8478@mordor.objectit.be
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On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Sorin N. Ciolofan wrote:

> Hello all!
>
> I've a small bash script backup.sh for creating dumps on my Postgre db:
>
> #!/bin/bash
> time=`date '+%d'-'%m'-'%y'`
> cd /home/swkm/services/test
> pg_dump mydb > mydb_dump_$time.out
>
> I've edited crontab and added a line:
>
> 00 4 * * * swkm /home/swkm/services/test/backup.sh
>
> to execute the backup.sh as user swkm daily at 4 am.
>
> The user swkm is the user I use to create backups manually. The script
> itself is executed fine if run manually but run on cron scheduler I got an
> mydb_dump_$time.out file empty (of 0 kb)
>
> Do you have any idea about what's wrong?
you have to pass the -U argument to pg_dump, otherwise it'll try to run
the script as root

jef
>
> Thanks
> Sorin
>
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