SUNScholar/Daily Admin/1.8.X

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Step 1. Login

http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Prepare_Ubuntu/S01

Click on the link above to find out how to login to the server and then return here.

Step 2. Create "dspace" user crontab

Edit the crontab, by typing the following in a terminal:

su - dspace
crontab -e

If asked to select an editor, choose nano


NANO Editor Help
CTL+O = Save the file and then press Enter
CTL+X = Exit "nano"
CTL+K = Delete line
CTL+U = Undelete line
CTL+W = Search for %%string%%
CTL+\ = Search for %%string%% and replace with $$string$$
CTL+C = Show line numbers

More info = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nano_(text_editor)


Sample crontab (superseded by 3.2 daily admin)

# m h  dom mon dow   command
MAILTO="root"

### Setup embargoes before enabling this ###
### After embargoes are setup, remove the hash to enable embargo checking ###
### See wiki customisation page for setup details ###
### http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Embargo_Systems ###
## Check for lifted embargos ##
#05 0 * * *      $HOME/bin/dspace embargo-lifter -a -v
##The above option is made available with DSpace 3.2 only
#10 0 * * *      $HOME/bin/dspace embargo-lifter -l -v
#15 0 * * *      $HOME/bin/dspace embargo-lifter -c -v

### See wiki customisation page for setup details ###
### http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/Browse_Indexes ###
## Update item search and browse indexes ##
0 3 * * *       $HOME/bin/dspace index-update

### See wiki customisation page for setup details ###
### http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/SOLR_Statistics ##
## SOLR stats update ##
@daily          $HOME/bin/dspace stats-util -b -r   
@weekly         $HOME/bin/dspace stats-util -o
@monthly        $HOME/bin/dspace stats-util -u -m -i -f

### See wiki customisation page for setup details ###
### http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/SUNScholar/SOLR_Discovery ###
## SOLR discovery update ##
@daily          $HOME/bin/dspace update-discovery-index
@weekly         $HOME/bin/dspace update-discovery-index -o
@monthly        $HOME/bin/dspace update-discovery-index -c

## Generate sitemaps for Google indexing ##
0 6 * * *       $HOME/bin/dspace generate-sitemaps

## Item counts ##
@hourly		$HOME/bin/dspace itemcounter

## Send out subscription e-mails ##
0 1 * * *       $HOME/bin/dspace sub-daily
 
## Run the media filter ##
## This is setup to run weekly to reduce server load ##
## It can be setup to run nightly if you want ##
@weekly	        $HOME/bin/dspace filter-media -n -v

## Bitstream checks ##
@weekly         $HOME/bin/dspace checker-emailer -a
@monthly        $HOME/bin/dspace checker -p -l
@monthly  	$HOME/bin/dspace cleanup -v

### The following are not needed if using the new SOLR stats above ###
## Run stat analyses ##
#10 1 * * *      $HOME/bin/dspace stat-general
#20 1 * * *      $HOME/bin/dspace stat-monthly

## Run stat analyses reports ##
#10 2 * * *      $HOME/bin/dspace stat-report-general
#20 2 * * *      $HOME/bin/dspace stat-report-monthly

System Log

To enable logging of cron events, edit the following file:

sudo nano /etc/rsyslog.d/50-default.conf

Enable the cron log, see example below:

#
# First some standard log files.  Log by facility.
#
auth,authpriv.*                 /var/log/auth.log
*.*;auth,authpriv.none          -/var/log/syslog
cron.*                          -/var/log/cron.log

NANO Editor Help
CTL+O = Save the file and then press Enter
CTL+X = Exit "nano"
CTL+K = Delete line
CTL+U = Undelete line
CTL+W = Search for %%string%%
CTL+\ = Search for %%string%% and replace with $$string$$
CTL+C = Show line numbers

More info = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nano_(text_editor)


Now restart the syslog service as follows:

sudo service rsyslog restart

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