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WHM / Cpanel Update stomped on our server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dave Mullen, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Dave Mullen

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    I have WHM setup to do automatic updates, and this has worked fine for the past year or so without issues.

    However yesterday I got a frantic call from my boss that his Joomla-based website was down. Upon checking I found that MySQL had somehow been stopped and not restarted properly - which was easy enough to fix with a manual restart. However it didn't explain why it had stopped in the first place.

    Further checking reveals that certain other CPanel functions suddenly activated themselves, as evidenced by new users / groups being created in the logs.

    However, and this is my biggest problem right now - I had a chroot jailed SFTP area setup for people to store data. And now for some reason the sftp subsystem doesn't want to start anymore.

    Where exactly can I find the logs to determine what the hell the WHM automatic updates has done to my system, so I can try to reverse them. I'm turning off all auto-updating for now, as I can't afford the server getting stomped on at a whim due to poor Q/A on WHM / Cpanels part.
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Update logs are located here:
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  3. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    1. The MySQL issue is addressed on this thread:

    [Case 161033] MySQL Server Crashing overnight during upcp

    2.
    Could you elaborate further on this issue? What error message do you receive when attempting to start SSH(SFTP)?

    Thank you.
     
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