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    ZFS Why does periodic(8) scrub ZFS every 35 days by default?

    In /etc/defaults/periodic.conf, there's this part about periodic ZFS scrubs: # 800.scrub-zfs daily_scrub_zfs_enable="NO" daily_scrub_zfs_pools="" # empty string selects all pools daily_scrub_zfs_default_threshold="35" # days between scrubs...
  2. D

    ZFS What is the purpose of daily ZFS backups?

    In /etc/defaults/periodic.conf, there's this part about daily ZFS backups: # 223.backup-zfs daily_backup_zfs_enable="NO" # Backup output from zpool/zfs list daily_backup_zfs_props_enable="NO" # Backup zpool/zfs filesystem properties...
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    Misleading output from /usr/local/etc/periodic/daily/pkgaudit_check

    pkgaudit_check is wrongly saying there's new versions for py39-joblib and py39-OWSLib and displays the 'new' version number multiple times. Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue... Fetching packagesite.pkg: .......... done Processing entries: .......... done FreeBSD repository update completed...
  4. byrnejb

    Conflicting periodic tasks slowing system

    I ran across this while investigating a different problem: [root@vhost06 ~ (master)]# ps -auwx -O jid -d | grep 'USER\|periodic' USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND PID JID TT STAT TIME COMMAND root 6623 0.0 0.0 10684...
  5. S

    Solved periodic via crontab will not follow MAILTO settings

    1) Could someone explain why periodic daily/weekly/monthly commands set in /etc/crontab will ignore settings: MAILTO="" or MAILTO="" Other tasks are good to follow what crontab(5) says, but periodic will not and always send emails to the owner (i.e. root from "who"...
  6. P

    periodic sendmail question

    I’m really sorry if this is documented somewhere in the handbook or elsewhere, but in my ignorance I can’t seem to find it. I’ve just installed a FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE VM, and specifically opted not to enable sendmail. In my /var/log/maillog file, I get sendmail related errors at around 3am...
  7. M

    Understanding periodic's "daily security run output"

    I receive scheduled emails from periodic with the subject line "daily security run output". I cannot find documentation to help interpret each section of the email, e.g. "checking negative group permissions", "checking for uids of 0"(root and toor are listed). Most important to me however, is to...
  8. patpro

    Daily security scripts: best practice for jails?

    Hello, I'm running a FreeBSD 10.1 RELEASE host with 13 web server jails. Periodic scripts run fine, but they can run for a very long time before returning a result, especially the daily security script: Checking for packages with security vulnerabilities: Host system: Database fetched: Wed...
  9. V

    Delayed nightly security emails after upgrade to FreeBSD 10

    Hello, I've got two servers which were recently upgraded from 9.2 to FreeBSD 10.1 (One was upgrade, second one was clean install due to hardware failure). Before upgrade, I was getting daily emails between 3 and 4am daily, but after upgrade, these emails started to arrive much later (8-9-10am)...