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 Mac OS X) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). Learn more.

ownCloud allows three methods for executing background jobs, as described in the ownCloud manual. By default, the AJAX mode is configured to run scheduled tasks.

If you prefer to use cron, edit the crontab by running the following command

$ sudo crontab -e

Add the following line at the end of the file:

*/15 * * * *  su daemon -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php -f installdir/apps/owncloud/htdocs/cron.php > /dev/null 2>&1"

Note that the cron job will be executed by the user account used to install the stack.

Last modification September 4, 2018