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Monitor your cron jobs and scheduled tasks, get notified when they fail.

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  • Over-engineering my document storage system with Paperless-ngx
    Don't like writing your own software? is a self-hosted application. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Monitor for Scripts
    Https:// - we run it self-hosted. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Monitor for Scripts
    Not exactly what you are asking but I use a self hosted healthchecks to alert me in case something goes wrong but you'll have to modify your scripts. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • How are people monitoring Borg Backup?
    I use runitor to send logs to - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Internet connection monitoring at home
    Sorry, I really messed up that link and have updated the post. This is the service that I use: - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Monitoring Suggestions
    This is what "heartbeat" or "dead man's switch" alerts are for. You have the alerting system call out to a system like - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • HELP: linuxserver/healthchecks error, Exception Value: no such table: api_tokenbucket
    I'm trying to stand up self hosted copy of but am running into an issue when trying to setup an account via the web gui. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Monitor home internet and alert on restoral
    I use to monitor devices/internet, you just need to add a crontab job, if doesn't respond after X minutes you can set to send an alert to your service of preference. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • I was proud of myself for figuring out how to make rsync report progress. Sent a pic to my dad and in all seriousness he says, “does it send an update to your phone”?
    If you're really interested in something like that, it's pretty easy. Just use something like, cronitor or cronhub. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Can an outbound ping check using curl/wget/fetch be configured on a Ruckus AP/cluster?
    Can the Ruckus APs be configured to ping a URL every minute using curl/wget/fetch? - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • MSP Manager ticket automation question
    We receive one dozen plus down/up alerts from every early morning due to ISP maintenance/scheduled reboots/etc. And sometimes, maybe twice a week, we get them during the work day. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Good Cron GUI
    Check out Healthchecks (Github, SaaS version) and runitor. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Monitor crons / scheduled task status via HTTP call back?`
    I've got a load of python scripts that run on a schedule, I'm looking to monitor they're running OK, this would be done by the scripts calling a URL to report their last run status.. I've considered using for this, but Zabbix has many other features that would be useful. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Best RPi farmer monitoring software?
    Actually it can. Sets up a ping. If the service doesn't receive the ping from your farmer (i.e. It went down), it alerts you. The service is called Chiadog has this built in. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Down detecting a fire-walled device
    I'd probably use something like (or similar service, there's many to choose from). You basically configure how often you expect the healthcheck to be pinged and you can curl from a cron job on the machine you want to monitor. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • How to confirm CDK userData asset shell file was executed?
    You could use something like this in the user data I know others exist too. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Suggestions for backup tool for multiple databases
    a. I recommend monitoring with as well. Add && curl to the crontab entry. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Simple Geo Up/ Down Dashboard - need help
    I use It will not offer a map, but you can add 'tags' to indicate a region. It offers "Public Status Badges" and dashboards so you can easily see what is down or up. It also offers various 'integrations' so you will get notified (via email, sms, whatsapp) whenever a site/service is down. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • — Monitor your cron jobs and background tasks. Free for up to 20 checks. - Source: / 5 months ago
  • Dashboard I made for my server
    And you're right about temperature alerts, but I already have a cron job running every minute that notifies and if the temperature is higher than my set limit, I immediately get an alert. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Any service for monitoring e-mail service?
    The first one is to uso the as u/mtearle suggested. It is working great and the next step is to self host. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of

Comparison of Cron Monitoring Services (January 2020)
Site24x7 is the oldest company in the group with 13 years in business. Dead Man’s Snitch and PushMon are the second oldest, dating from 2011-2012. Cronitor, and CronAlarm were founded in 2014-2015. Cronhub is the youngest with 2 full years in business.

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