Follow these simple steps to import your cron jobs into Automate Schedule.

Note: Skybot Scheduler has been renamed to Automate Schedule and is now part of the Automate suite of products. The existing Skybot Scheduler features and functionality are the same; only the product name has changed.



In this video, you'll learn how to import a cron job into Skybot Scheduler, the job scheduling solution.

Accessing the Import Center

On your UNIX or Linux system, go to the directory where you installed the Skybot agent. Use the import command with the path and name of your cron tab. You must use root to execute the command. Use the SU command to switch to root.

Once you execute the command, the import environment displays. A confirmation message lets you know the command completed normally. Next go to Skybot Scheduler, point to admin, and select import center. From the import center, right click the uploaded cron tab and select import to Skybot.

Creating Jobs from the Cron Tab Import

Use the import option section to set basic information about the scheduling jobs that will be created from the cron tab import. You can hold imported jobs so they don't run immediately after importing them. Enter a unique suffix that will be added to each job created by the import.

The cron command section lets you review and verify the commands from the imported cron tab. Each line of a cron tab is imported as an individual Skybot Scheduler job. Select the records you want to import, use the control key to select multiple lines or use the select all.

The Agent Environment Section

The agent environment section lets you associate the new batch jobs with an agent environment. You can use environment information pulled from the imported cron tab, or you can use a shared agent environment. Please note that the shared agent environment must exist before you can select it. Click import to import jobs. Click yes to import your jobs. You can click done or click to see the list of imported jobs or create more jobs from the same cron file.

Congratulations! Here is the job that you have successfully imported from cron into Skybot Scheduler, the easy to use job scheduling software.




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Last Modified On: March 21, 2017