cron job to start docker process and stop docker process

Say I have a mongodb docker process running after the below command:

docker run --name my-mongo -d mongo

Now I wish I could start this same docker process (same ID) everyday at 6am and stop it everyday at 6pm. Here is what I did in the cron:

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  • crontab -e
    0 18 * * * /usr/bin/docker stop my-mongo
    0 6 * * *  /usr/bin/docker start my-mongo

    But it didn’t run as expected, how to make it works?

    I wish not to runt the mongo daemon with cron inside the docker container cause it is very complicated process.

    I am using root account and this is CentOS linux.


    It turns out my crond service is not running, after run service crond start and everything works.

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