VPS Shutting Down on it's own

dazeck

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Hi

My VPS has shut itself down at roughly the same time this morning and last week (both on Sunday morning around 2am). What logs should I look at to try and find the cause of this problem.

Cheers
Daz
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Do you notice any entries to /var/log/messages or /var/log/dmesg when this occurs?

Thank you.
 

dazeck

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I have a ticket logged, 6987479, I received a reply saying to contact my provider as it looked like a hardware issue. My provider checked and looks like during the backup that the disk stays in readonly mode. They found these logs from when the VPS was restarted :

[ 1.123218] EXT4-fs (vda1): INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem
[ 1.123224] EXT4-fs (vda1): write access will be enabled during recovery
[ 1.302446] Refined TSC clocksource calibration: 3292.476 MHz.
[ 1.459261] EXT4-fs (vda1): orphan cleanup on readonly fs
[ 1.893124] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1068453
[ 1.912603] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1049522
[ 1.952364] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1831984
[ 1.952424] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1831983
[ 1.954183] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1831483
[ 1.954219] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1831143
[ 1.996891] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1831048
[ 2.008431] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 272384
[ 2.042169] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 272015
[ 2.042225] EXT4-fs (vda1): ext4_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 271930
[ 2.042244] EXT4-fs (vda1): 10 orphan inodes deleted
[ 2.042250] EXT4-fs (vda1): recovery complete
[ 2.114843] EXT4-fs (vda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts:
 
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cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Was your provider able to address the issue with the hard drive?

Thank you.
 

dazeck

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Hello :)

Was your provider able to address the issue with the hard drive?

Thank you.
How do you know it's an issue with the hard drive ? Can you tell that from the logs ? Is it not the backup process that is causing the disk to stay in read only mode (presumably because I am also backing up the system) ?
 

cPanelMichael

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INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem
The cPanel backup process does not put your system into read-only mode. This message often indicates an issue with the filesystem. You will need to either run FSCK on the partition, or consult with your provider to determine if it's an issue with the hard drive itself.

Thank you.