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Re: Help with TimeClasses

From: Tim Nelson
Subject: Re: Help with TimeClasses
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:21:32 +1100 (EST)

On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Brian E. Seppanen wrote:

I've been using cfengine for a long time, but I've always been using very
minimal aspects of cfengine.  I've been using a complete push environment,
with no hosts using cfexecd.    I have very large configuration
definitions that seem reasonable when used on an infrequent basis.
However, I'm trying to make the jump to using cfexecd and timeclasses,
because I need to eliminate some of the million little scripts all over
the place.    If I cfexecd a config that has absolutely no timeperiods
defined at this time does that mean, that it will A) Always execute no
matter what time?  or B) Will never execute unless pushed.

        I suggest you read the cfexecd reference:

        The answer is in the first section there somewhere.

Probably not the best phrasing, because I just can't quite grasp how to
incorporate it into what I'm currently doing...

Any   Thanks for the help.

        I've effectively got a cfagent.conf that goes like this:

        ...and a cf.fileinc that goes like this:


ServerPhase_Manual is a class defined in cf.classes. Anyway, my point is that, if you do this, and put your current config in cf.main.old, and add a time class to the ServerPhase_Manual section, it'll only get run eg. once a day, and then you can schedule cf.main.all to run eg. every half hour, and anything that you want to run half-hourly can be put in cf.main.all.

You'll probably want to change the filenames to something that makes sense in your setting.


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