Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Sep 12 14:58:00 GMT 2007

Alexander Polson wrote:
>  <<cronbug.txt>> Hi
> I have been using cygwin on windows to do daily backups with the rsync
> utility, and triggering this process using cron.
> Over the last 2 years I found more and more machines in my department
> for which I can not get cron to work anymore, and forcing this backup to
> be done manually. I have tried to fix this by "RTFM",
> (no problem found) and cron-config, but I am still missing something.
> We use Cygwin on Win XP (32 and 64 bit) and Server 2003.
> I attach the cronbug.txt file.
> Can you please help?


 > 2007/09/12 11:20:15 [SYSTEM] /usr/sbin/cron: PID 3088: (CRON) error 
(can't switch user context)


 > Service             : cron


 > Account             : PBMR\PolsonA

On W2K3, if you expect a service to be able to switch user contexts, you
need a special service account.  You can use the 'sshd_server' account that
would be created for you if you configure 'sshd' and ask it to create the
account when it asks you.  See the "/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/openssh.README"
for details.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


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