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Hello

Yestarday my site became unavailable couse of apache freez. I've log in via rdp immediately on server where apache is running(win2k3) and machine seems to be slow as turtle. Checked task manager and processors usage was 1%, memory usage 15% ( it goes to 30% processors and 25% memory on heavy load ).
Then i've decided to restart apache from command line "httpd -k restart" but it didn't help even if i didn't get any error messages during restart. Windows restart was my next step and after it has been complished my site became available.
I've made a reasearch what has happend looking in apache logs and system logs.

Apache restart error :

[Thu Sep 02 09:42:36 2010] [error] (OS 5)Access is denied.  : Cannot create SSLSessionCache DBM file `/apache_log/ssl_log/ssl-scache.log' 
[Thu Sep 02 09:42:36 2010] [error] (OS 5)Access is denied.  : Cannot create SSLSessionCache DBM file `/apache_log/ssl_log/ssl-scache.log' 

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System log :

Faulting application httpd.exe, version 2.2.14.0, faulting module ssleay32.dll, version 0.9.8.12, fault address 0x0000da4b. 

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No hardware issues in hardware log.

I thought that it was some one-time error but today i got same issue again ! My response was almoust the same but i didn't restart windows - just killed all httpd.exe processes and start apache again. After this site goes online back.

Apache configuration hasn't been change for a long time (only ssl updates). The only thing i have changed in apache configuration recently is mod_geoip .dat file http://www.apachelounge.com/viewtopic.php?t=3588 (requested update from maxmind.com).

Apache/2.2.14 (Win32) PHP/5.2.12 mod_ssl/2.2.14 OpenSSL/0.9.8o mod_jk/1.2.25
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The access denied message means that what ever user-id that Apache is running under does not the correct authory to create the file ssl-scache.log in the directory /apache_log/ssl_log.
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alright now
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