Archive CRON job now failing 3.13.0

My CRON script to archive had been running successfully for several years but it is now failing

I can’t pin this down to the exact date it began failing a week or 2 ago, but I now get the HELP results when running the core:archive command

Command being run:

php -f /home1/behuntne/public_html/((matomo directory))/console core:archive --url= directory))/


command [options] [arguments]

–help (-h) Display this help message
–quiet (-q) Do not output any message
…and so on…


  • PHP 7.3.12 (cgi-fcgi) (built: Nov 25 2019 22:55:54)
  • Apache Version 2.4.41
  • MySQL Version 5.7.23-23
  • Matomo version 3.13.0

Had the same issue with PHP 7.4.0, when back to PHP 7.3.12 and all running fine.

I noticed, last success full cronjob 6/12 or so.