> The daily backup script works fine when run manually as sudo but doesn't
> complete when run as a root cronjob.

The classic reason for this is difference in environment variables.
I.e. the cron job could die from a non set variable.

The classic remedy would be to set the missing variables inside the
cronjob script.

> /root/uhuru_backup/uhuru.daily.sh

Consider to put some "echo" commands into the script and direct them to
a log file:

   echo "Currently at: ..." >>$log_file 

This should give you an idea what part of the script causes the premature

Have a nice day :)


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