Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#38755 Cron Jobs Not Running

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PHP version
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Latest post by tampe125 on Monday, 20 March 2023 03:30 CDT


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I am trying to set up multiple cron jobs to back up all my sites on DreamHost.  I previously had a cron running just fine with Akeeba backup before moving to PHP 8/Joomla4/Akeeba 9.  Now I just can't seem to get it to run.  The webhost's support has been gracious but they aren't coming up with anything so far.

/usr/local/php80/bin/php /home/dh_5h6bvu/ akeeba:backup:take

All of the commands are some variation of the above, with different sites, users, etc.  But all on php80 and the same host so the strings are formatted basically identically.  After about 4 days of trying, not a single one seems to have run.

Have I written this wrong in some way? Do I need to append the options? I really just use the default profile which I have altered to move the backups out of the default location and in that way only.



I've figured this out, apparently I was not reading closely enough and there was a point version difference in a couple of the site for Akeeba Backup. Now that I have resolved that, I think I will be fine.

Akeeba Staff


I'm glad you found the solution, thank you for the update!

Davide Tampellini

Developer and Support Staff

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