Nextcloud TrueNAS Cron settings

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Nextcloud version (eg, 18.0.2): 19.01
Operating system and version (eg, Ubuntu 20.04): BSD 12.1 (TrueNAS Beta2)
Apache or nginx version (eg, Apache 2.4.25): ?
PHP version (eg, 7.1): 7.4.8

The issue you are facing:
I’ve recently installed the Nextcloud plugin on my TrueNAS 12.1 Beta2 and I’m having a difficult time trying to set up the cron settings for Nextcloud. Using the terminal, I’ve added the following to crontab

crontab -u www-data -e

and added the following lines

*/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php -f /usr/local/www.nextcloud/cron.php

From there I verified that the job was scheduled by typing

crontab -u www -l

where I received the following

*/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php -f /usr/local/www.nextcloud/cron.php

However, when I go to check the status in my Nextcloud instance I’m notifed that the

I’ve tried running the cron job manually by executing the following code in the Nextcloud jail terminal

#su -m www /usr/local/bin/php -f /usr/local/www/nextcloud/cron.php

Unfortunately when I run that command the terminal appears to lock up and not do anything. If I pull up top I can’t see any specific process tied to that command.

Am I doing something wrong, or does anyone have any further troubleshooting/tips that I can try? Thanks in advance!

I tried making the cron.php executible (chmod 720), and now I’m receiving the following errors.

root@Nextcloud:/usr/local/www/nextcloud # chmod 720 cron.php
root@Nextcloud:/usr/local/www/nextcloud # ls -la cron*
-rwx-w----  1 www   www  5140 Jul 15 13:22 cron.php
root@Nextcloud:/usr/local/www/nextcloud # su -m www /usr/local/bin/php -f /usr/local/www/nextcloud/cron.php
^?ELF^B^A^A: Command not found.
Too many )'s.
root@Nextcloud:/usr/local/www/nextcloud #```

Is this the first time you've seen this error? _(Y/N)_: Y

Steps to replicate it:

1. Perform the steps detailed in the issues
2. Do nothing (cron job seems to fail)

The output of your Nextcloud log in **Admin > Logging**:

<r":"–",“app”:“PHP”,“method”:“GET”,“url”:"/cron.php",“message”:"Allowed memory size of 536870912 bytes exhausted (tr>

Output of cron from '/var/log/cron/'

<r":"–",“app”:“PHP”,“method”:“GET”,“url”:"/cron.php",“message”:“A non-numeric value encountered at usr/local/www/newww/nextcloud/apps/maps/vendor/lsolesen/pel/src/PelIfd.php#611”,“userAgent”:“Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:79.0 <v:79.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/79.0”,“version”:“”}

The output of your config.php file in `/path/to/nextcloud` (make sure you remove any identifiable information!):

will update

The output of your Apache/nginx/system log in `/var/log/____`:

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You probably figured this out by now, but the problem is that you have a typo in your crontab line:


should be