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Scheduling a Systemd Service Job with Timer Units

Once a system administrator grasps creating custom services, this last piece will complete the puzzle. This learning activity will allow the student to gain an understanding of systemd timer units through the creation of one that is associated with a custom service. Once completed, the student will have an understanding of custom services, how they are created, and how to schedule and use them.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Nov 12, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Service Timer Unit File

    Follow the scenario to create the appropriate timer unit file.

  2. Challenge

    Putting Files Where They Belong

    Copy the service and timer files and the shell script into the correct locations.

  3. Challenge

    Run the Custom Service

    Once the backup service has been created successfully from the scenario, make sure it is running so the backup will happen as scheduled.

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