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.

NOTE: The Approach A sections referred to below do not apply to Bitnami native installers. Users of Bitnami native installers should refer only to the Approach B sections.

Follow these steps:

  • Run the following command to edit the crontab file:

      $ sudo crontab -e
  • Add the following line to the file, modifying the command line as needed. For example, to send a daily report at 6 AM, use this command:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        00 6 * * *  su daemon -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php installdir/tiki/console.php daily-report:send"
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations)

        00 6 * * *  su daemon -s /bin/sh -c "installdir/php/bin/php installdir/apps/tiki/htdocs/console.php daily-report:send"
  • Save the file.

Last modification June 17, 2021