Schedule Unix Server shutdown

May 31, 2011 at 12:00:06
Specs: Linix
I have never used a Linix server, so not familiar at all. Just want to schedule the server to shutdown every Sunday night and come back up and bring up our business software Facts.
If I shut it down manually and the bring it back up and type in the username and password everything comes up fine. Just do not want to have to be here to do this everytime.

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May 31, 2011 at 12:51:56
On a real shutdown, you are not able to bring it up again, by time scheduling.

You may manage it by setting BIOS option for power loss to start up the computer again.
Then you can add the shutdown command to /etc/crontab.
In addition, you have to use a timer clock, which cuts off the power. Certainly the timer clock has to be setup, to shutoff after the time for the shutdown command, configured in crontab !!!

This may work for you.

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May 31, 2011 at 12:58:18
Timer is cron.

You issue a reboot command.

Be sure you understand that cron is really like a user and has permissions.

If you need things to start up without a logged on user then that is a different deal. One can usually also autologon a user.

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May 31, 2011 at 13:40:15
As a matter of interest, why do you want to reboot the server every Sunday? It shouldn't be necessary. Linux servers can run for months or even years between reboots.

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