I'm having serious problems running cron. I want to create midnight backups of my files on my unix server and there is something wrong with cron.
Here is what I do:
First I saw that cron is running (while logged on as root) by typing "ps -aedf|grep cron" and I noticed that there is 1 instance of cron running (/etc/cron).
Then with "crontab -e", I created another entry on the root file: "0 3 * * * tar cvbf 20 /dev/rst0 /u/csa". At first I had "0 3 * * * /etc/default/tar cvbf.....", but I noticed that by typing /etc/default/tar... at prompt I get "cannot execute" error message.
Anyway, I restarted the server (I'm not supposed to log on as root again) but no backups are taked at 3am, 2 weeks now... I've tried many things but still nothing! Any ideas?