Wicked simple issue – took a line from /etc/crontab and put in to the root’s crontab (crontab -u root -e) and it was no longer running. Getting this error:
/bin/sh: root: command not found
Simple fix – needed to remove the ‘root’ from the line that I’d moved from one file to the other, as the root’s crontab did not need the ‘root’ user mentioned.
A good blog post with some cron/crontab basics: http://rhosted.blogspot.com/2010/04/crontab-error-binsh-root-command-not.html