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Server crashed 2 nights in a row.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cwalke32477, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. cwalke32477

    cwalke32477 Well-Known Member

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    For the past 2 nights my server has crashed, after a year of solid running.
    I imagine it is due to a user's script creating a runaway process that keep respawning itself.
    What error logs can I look at to see, what is causing the server to crash?
     
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    What was the error at console when the server was rebooted. Were you able to check that. Check /var/log/messages for system errors especially around the time your server crashed. Check cron logs at /var/log/cron and see what crons last ran before the server crashed. Active monitoring tonight will be a good idea at this time.

     
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    I looked through the logs.
    There is nothing really signaficant, or identical between the two crashes
     
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    Hello,

    You may want to consider that it may be a hardware related issue if you're seeing repeated crashes over a short period of time. I'd recommend to first have your data center or systems administration team perform hardware tests on the server to ensure that you aren't running into problems with hardware soft-failing.

    If the hardware tests pass, it's time to escalate the issue further and contact our support department directly so that they can be provided with remote access to the server and troubleshoot the restarts further.

    Where should I go for support? - cPanel Inc.
     
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    Last night everything went smooth.
    So the issue didn;t surface again. But I'm keeping close watch on logs and top
     
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