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Definition: What Are Kubernetes Cronjobs?

Kubernetes Cronjobs are a resource type within a Kubernetes cluster that enables the scheduling and automation of recurring tasks or batch jobs. Similar to traditional cron jobs in Unix-like operating systems, Kubernetes Cronjobs allow you to specify a schedule, defined using a cron expression, for running containerized jobs or pods at specified intervals. These jobs can perform various tasks, such as data backups, periodic maintenance, and data processing, ensuring that they are executed reliably and on a predetermined schedule.

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