Configure scheduled tasks

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Follow the steps below:

  • Run the following command to open the crontab file:

      $ crontab -e

    If prompted for an editor, select one you are most acquainted with. nano is the easiest one if you don’t know which one to choose.

  • At the end of the file, add the following lines. Use sudo if the application was installed using the root user account.

      * * * * * installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/bin/magento-cli cron:run -vvv 2>&1 >> installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/var/log/magento-cron.log #magento-cron
      * * * * * installdir/php/bin/php installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/update/cron.php 2>&1 >> installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/var/log/magento-update-cron.log #magento-update-cron
      * * * * * installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/bin/magento-cli setup:cron:run  -vvv 2>&1 >> installdir/apps/magento/htdocs/var/log/magento-setup-cron.log #magento-setup-cron
  • Save the file and exit.

Again, check the tasks have been correctly added running the following command. It should display the content of the file just edited, including the newly-added lines.

$ crontab -l
Last modification March 27, 2019