I have installed the elysia cron module and setup the cron job. My module has a cron function test_cron() which inserts some data into a table.

This function lists in the elysia cron status page. I have setup the the default scheduled rule to */1 * * * * to run the cron after every minute.

When I click on the run infront of the test_cron() the cron runs and some data inserts into the database.

But this the manual method, I want to execute the cron after every minute therefore I defined the scheduled time for the test_cron(), but it does not executed automatically after every minute.

What should I do? Is there any other configuration which I should do to run the cron automatically?

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    Elysia cron cannot control the time at which cron runs it can only schedule it. You need to make sure that crontab in your apache server is set to run every minute.
    – GoodSp33d
    Jul 24, 2012 at 6:29
  • Where is the crontab located so that I can set it to run my cron function after every minute.
    – Ahmad
    Jul 24, 2012 at 6:41
  • drupal.org/node/23714 I have used crontab linux command, not sure of any other way to set it up.
    – GoodSp33d
    Jul 24, 2012 at 6:53
  • if we have to setup the crontab to run cron on specified time then what is the reason the elysia cron module displays the rules of a cron function?
    – Ahmad
    Jul 24, 2012 at 7:23

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As I mentioned before Elysia Cron can only schedule the cron jobs not control it when to run. If system crontabs are set to run every minute elysia cron module can control it from there on. Check out the drupal page for that module.

Elysia Cron
However to get the full potential out of elysia cron and have the full control over you tasks a further step is needed: you need to configure the system crontab to execute drupal cron every minute.

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    This is the correct answer. Elysia Cron does not change your server's crontab settings and cannot, all it does is skips some cron tasks on each cron job if they are set to run less frequently than the current crontab setup. Aug 21, 2012 at 8:27

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