Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Linux Syslog stopping

Posted on 2011-02-21
3
Medium Priority
?
659 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a RHEL5 server and the syslog daemon will stop after running for a period of time. The actual service is still running but no logs are populating. If I restart the service, it will start logging again. Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:buckethead34
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
zazagor earned 500 total points
ID: 34944331
Hi,

Are you runnig out of disk?
I think that syslog will stop logging if the disk is getting to full.

//zaZagor
0
 
LVL 80

Expert Comment

by:arnold
ID: 34944367
run fuser /var/log/syslog* and see whether a prior version of syslog file is not being written to.
alternative you can get the PID of syslog and then run lsof -p <pid_of_syslog> and there you can see to which file syslog is bound.
another option with/use of the syslog pid is to run strace -f -p <pid_of_syslog> and see what it is doing.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:ivailoj
ID: 34949411
Do all log stopped or only syslog?

tail /var/log/syslog
and see last log time

check when for last time log file is changed:
ls -lrt

check:
logrotate
may be logrotate can't restart syslogd after rotating log files!

check:
dmesg

Give output of commands here.
0

Featured Post

Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In part one, we reviewed the prerequisites required for installing SQL Server vNext. In this part we will explore how to install Microsoft's SQL Server on Ubuntu 16.04.
I have written articles previously comparing SARDU and YUMI.  I also included a couple of lines about Easy2boot (easy2boot.com).  I have now been using, and enjoying easy2boot as my sole multiboot utility for some years and realize that it deserves …
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
Suggested Courses

926 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question