Autobot: Automating activities on Unity with cron and at

When using the Unity Cluster service you may want to look at automating your processes. A login service has been created to handle automatic requests and procedures.  This server provides the ability to use the at and cron commands with Unity.

The unity-autobot server should be used for automation that you want to occur at a specific time. Examples include downloading a daily dataset, or scheduling a job on the cluster to happen daily or weekly.

The autobot system is not meant for heavy computation and is very limited on CPU/memory.  It is not meant to replace the cluster job scheduler for automation. To connect to autobot system in order to set up your at or cron job:

$ ssh 

(on campus or via VPN access)

The Wikipedia page and a video on using at:


The Wikipedia page and a video on using cron:


Article ID: 98746
Wed 2/19/20 10:47 AM
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