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Another copy of mrtg seems to be running

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lestat, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Lestat

    Lestat Well-Known Member

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    ERROR: I Quit! Another copy of mrtg seems to be running. Check /etc/mrtg/mrtg.pid
    Daemonizing MRTG
     
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    How do I fix this?

    /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg --lock-file /var/lock/mrtg/mrtg_l --confcache-file /var/lib/mrtg/mrtg.ok
     
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    anyone have a clue?
     
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    Just started happening to me tonight to, every 5 minutes I get an email notice with the same error. Haven't been able to find out how/why yet.
     
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    Happened with me too. Had to delete the cron in order to get the emails to quit coming....
     
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    This is happening to me as well.

    How do I fix this?
     
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    I checked crontab -e and I don't see anything about mrtg in there. Where did you delete the cron from?
     
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    It was in /etc/cron.d

    Chris
     
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    Still nothing an emails still coming
    Cannot find in either place.
     
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    in /etc/cron.d look for a file called mrtg or similar and delete it. It will stop sending you the emails.
     
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    /etc/cron.d is empty....... RH4ENT. Newest Cpanel release.
     
  12. Flyer

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    Does deleting /etc/cron.d/mrtg fix the problem, or just its symptoms? Why did last night's automatic update cause it to happen?
     
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    Nevermind understood what you meant now ok I found and deleted. Now to see what happens.
     
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    Good question.. anyone have an answer pse

    P
     
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    I was wondering the same thing here.

    ckh - thanks for pointing me to the right cron folder.
     
  16. Secmas

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    Deleting the cron will just stop getting the emails every 5 minutes.

    I rised a support ticket at Cpanel and they said it is not their problem, but it started with the last cpanel update.
     
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    Commenting instead of deleting

    It's not better then commenting the cron instruction instead of deleting it? Why if we need the cron when someone solve the problem?

    I try to comment the cron instruction with a # at the beginning of the line but it didn't work, mails still coming in.

    This is the line inside the file:

    */5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg --lock-file /var/lock/mrtg/mrtg_l --confcache-file /var/lib/mrtg/mrtg.ok

    I tried...

    # */5 * * * * root /usr/bin/mrtg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg --lock-file /var/lock/mrtg/mrtg_l --confcache-file /var/lib/mrtg/mrtg.ok

    Not working

    Any opinion?
     
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    In that case you can move the file to another directory in your server instead.
     
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    Well, it happened after a cpanel update. So, something did something to something.

    Only one of my servers is doing this.
    Not sure what to do about it. If I understand correctly, just deleting the cron isn't a fix... it just doesn't alert us to the problem. I do the same thing with this huge fast growing ugly colorful mole on my arm. I just wear long sleeves shirts and the problem goes away.

    If it's not a cpanel problem (which it might not be), does anyone have an idea of where to look for a solution?
     
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    I have found this:
    http://forums.burst.net/showthread.php?t=751&page=6
    but have not tried it myself I am waiting to hear something from CPanel.
     
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