Concerns about Cron-apt- SOLVED

  • Howdy!


    I'm a noob to OMV, but so far it rocks!!! I was able (quite by accident, I'm sure) to integrate Squeezecenter 7.3.3 directly into OMV, without using a plugin, and it's working flawlessly.


    I do have a concern, though. I have my system set up to notify me in the event of hard drive problems. I am totally opposed to auto updates. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, ESPECIALLY if it's doing exactly what you want it to do. So, my system is emailing me 2x daily with messages similar (but not identicle) to the following, with the subject line "CRON-APT completed on openmediavault [/etc/cron-apt/config] [openmediavault]"


    CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Sat Mar 8 07:35:01 EST 2014
    CRON-APT SLEEP: 707, Sat Mar 8 07:46:48 EST 2014
    CRON-APT ACTION: 3-download
    CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get dist-upgrade -d -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true
    Reading package lists...
    Building dependency tree...
    Reading state information...
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    libgnutls26 openmediavault
    2 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/1613 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 3072 B disk space will be freed.
    Download complete and in download only mode


    As I said, I'm a noob, and researching CRON reveals that it's an updating app, from what I can tell. Is it updating my system every day? If so, how do I stop it?


    Thanks in advance, and thanks for a great piece of software!

  • It isn't updating your system. It does download the updates and notify you. I highly recommend installing the libgnutls26 update though.


    You can also turn off system updates in the Notifications tab.

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  • I dunno if you have some plugins installed or not (via OMV-Extras). If you receive an update in your Update Manager, I´d just wait two or three days. And if no error shows up here in the forums, you are almost safe to upgrade.
    If an error shows up and it is identified what the problem is, Volker is very fast in fixing this fault - when it´s an OMV problem, of course ;-)


    However, a clone with Clonezilla is the best backup you can get from OMV.

  • No, the message has changed, I'm sure because I applied the update recommended by ryecoaaron. It now reads:


    CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Tue Mar 11 07:35:02 EDT 2014
    CRON-APT SLEEP: 1466, Tue Mar 11 07:59:28 EDT 2014
    CRON-APT ACTION: 3-download
    CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get dist-upgrade -d -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true
    Reading package lists...
    Building dependency tree...
    Reading state information...
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    openmediavault
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/1084 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 8192 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Download complete and in download only mode


    The command you listed returns "cat: etc/openmediavault/config.xml: No such file or directory"

  • Quote from "ryecoaaron"

    You forgot the first slash before etc/


    Oops. Told you I was a noob. Especially with this cli stuff.


    OK, from what I can tell, the output is a least 3 screens long, which leads to a couple of questions you guys are gonna think are really dumb.


    1) Is there a way to access CLI through the webui?


    2) Failing that, is there a command that will output to a text file?


    Maybe I'm in over my head. This single thing is my only complaint about OMV.

  • Code
    apt-get install pastebinit
    cat /etc/openmediavault/config.xml | pastebinit -b http://pastebin.com


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  • try without the -b http... again.


    Greetings
    David

    "Well... lately this forum has become support for everything except omv" [...] "And is like someone is banning Google from their browsers"


    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

    Upload Logfile via WebGUI/CLI
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  • Code
    cat /etc/openmediavault/config.xml | pastebinit -b http://paste.debian.net


    Greetings
    David

    "Well... lately this forum has become support for everything except omv" [...] "And is like someone is banning Google from their browsers"


    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

    Upload Logfile via WebGUI/CLI
    #openmediavault on freenode IRC | German & English | GMT+1
    Absolutely no Support via PM!

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