backup debug and timing

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by Honza, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Honza

    Honza Member

    I'm running a server on Debian 8 and if I run dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
    it shows:
    Current default time zone: 'America/Montreal'
    Local time is now:      Tue Feb  6 14:48:40 EST 2018.
    Universal Time is now:  Tue Feb  6 19:48:40 UTC 2018.
    My question is - which time does it use when it's running cron scripts such as build-in website backups?

    At this moment the backups doesn't work - nothing is actually generated in backup directory but I might just impatient, is there any way to debug whether there was an attempt on creating the backups but ie. failed while being copied to a mounted directory (another server connected via samba)?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    As far as I know, it should be using the local time. But the php timezone settings matter there as well.

    You should be able to debug cron plugins like the backup plugin with the script /usr/local/ispconfig/server/cron_debug.php The script contains some usage instructions inside.
  3. Honza

    Honza Member

    Thanks till for quick followup.

    Is there any way to manually run the backup script so I know that the actual process works fine it's just about the timing?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, see my comment on cron plugin debugging.

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