How to Set Up a Cron Job in Magento 2

In this article, you will learn how to set up a cron job in Magento 2. Setting the cron jobs is an essential part to ensure the proper functioning of your Magento 2 store.

Configuring Cron Job via the Command Line

1. Connect to Magento server using SSH. Read details for Windows OS or MAC OS or Linux OS

2. Once you’ve connected to the Magento server – find the PHP binary and php.ini path

To discover the path to your PHP binary, please type the following command:

which php
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A sample result will be as the following:

/usr/bin/php
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3. Execute the following command in order to edit the cron tab.

crontab -e
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4. After this command has been performed – the cron tab editor will open.

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5. To set up the cron jobs, paste the following lines of code:

* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/bin/magento cron:run | grep -v "Ran jobs by schedule" >> <magento install dir>/var/log/magento.cron.log
* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/update/cron.php >> <magento install dir>/var/log/update.cron.log
* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/bin/magento setup:cron:run >> <magento install dir>/var/log/setup.cron.log

where <path to php binary> is the absolute file system path to your PHP binary, and <magento install dir> is your Magento root folder. For example, /var/www/mystore

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This way your Magento 2 cron jobs should be up and running.

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