Server problems... need advice

beley

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I came into work this morning to find the server locked up. I could log into ssh but could not get httpd up and running, so could not get to whm or cpanel. I tried to restart httpd but it never came up so I restarted the server from ssh.

The server came up and started serving web pages but in the Service Status area of WHM I get the following...

apache (1.3.27 (Unix)) failed
exim (exim-3.36-140_cpanel_stmpcontrol_antivirus) failed
ftpd up
imap up
mysql (4.0.12) failed
syslogd up
webmail up
Server Load 0.02 (2 cpus)
Memory Used 19.3 %
Swap 1 %
Disk sda6 (/) 32 %
Disk sda1 (/boot) 16 %
Disk sda5 (/home) 11 %
Disk sda2 (/usr) 78 %
Disk sda7 (/var) 10 %
Disk sdb1 (/backup) 2 %

I have tried restarting from WHM but they still show the same status. It is serving pages, but I am concerned. Any advice?? Thanks...

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beley

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Well, it seems somehow (miraculously), without my help, all the services seem to be OK now as shown in WHM. ODD!!

If anyone has a clue what happened I'm all ears! :confused:

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ccreighton

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I don't have a clue what caused the lock up. I can attest to the fact that WHM will often report several services as "Failed" from a minute to several minutes after a reboot.

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NeutralGold

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Originally posted by ccreighton
I don't have a clue what caused the lock up. I can attest to the fact that WHM will often report several services as "Failed" from a minute to several minutes after a reboot.
Very True..

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dgbaker

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Originally posted by ccreighton
I don't have a clue what caused the lock up. I can attest to the fact that WHM will often report several services as "Failed" from a minute to several minutes after a reboot.

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That's because chkservd is loaded before the rest are so it says they are down. It's in the boot sequence of events.

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vishal

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Originally posted by dgbaker
That's because chkservd is loaded before the rest are so it says they are down. It's in the boot sequence of events.

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Very True

/etc/rc.d/init.d/chkservd restart

should solve the problem :)

Hope this helps!!

Regards,

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beley

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Thanks for all the help guys... I appreciate the input.

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