How to resolve accidentally resetted or deleted cron jobs in cpanel or linux servers

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Many type “i” instead of “o”, “r” instead of “e”, After all we are humans and make mistakes 🙂

In cpanel installed servers, there are many crons running to do the automated process,
Like upgrading the cpanel, bandwidth usage, account backups & etc..

beyond this crons/scheduled jobs, some time we want to add more or edit the time when the jobs need to run.

For this you use any text editor like, vi or nano or pico


another easier way to do it is by typeing.

What, if you have typed crontab -r

it removes, resets all the cron jobs stored in /var/spool/cron/root file.

All the automated jobs will stop working.

How to resolve accidentally resetted or deleted cron jobs in cpanel or linux servers

No worries, this can resolved easily.

if you have other cpanel installed servers,
just cat /var/spool/cron/root and get all the contents and save it to the problem server and save it.

or, just copy the below cron jobs


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