Automating your maintenance

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Alerts

To automate sending out these alerts you must add some entries in the crontab (as for views). You need one set of these per archive.

For example (where $EPRINTS_ROOT is the root directory of your EPrints install):

 # 00:15 every morning
 15 0 * * * $EPRINTS_ROOT/bin/send_alerts repository-name daily
 # 00:30 every sunday morning
 30 0 * * 0 $EPRINTS_ROOT/bin/send_alerts repository-name weekly
 # 00:45 every first of the month
 45 0 1 * * $EPRINTS_ROOT/bin/send_alerts repository-name monthly

Note the spacing out so that all 3 don't start at once and hammer the database. You may wish to change the times, but we recommend early morning as the best time to send them (midnight-6am).