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Large error file in /var

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by andyorourke, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. andyorourke

    andyorourke Member

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    Hi All,

    Since upgrading cpanel (latest release version) and Apache after the 2nd warning about insecure apache version I have 4 servers which all seem to be generating large error files in the /var/lib/mysql directory.

    The file name is in the following format - servername.domainname.com.err and the whole file consists of multiple entries of:

    /usr/sbin/mysqld: Can't open file: 'smtp.MYI'. (errno: 145)

    If anyone can shed any light on this it would be most welcome, seems to increase in size to 2 - 3 Gbytes! I only noticed this once MySql stopped working as the space on my /var partition was 100% utilised.

    I can echo "" > /var/lib/mysql/servername.domainname.com.err with no ill effects so I guess this is not a really important file (I copied the file first, just in case something broke!) it is just a mystery as to why this is suddenly happening

    Best Wishes
    Andy ORourke
     
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