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I try to start rabbitmq using:

/etc/init.d/rabbitmq-server start

then I get

Starting rabbitmq-server: TIMEOUT - check /var/log/rabbitmq/startup_{log,err}
rabbitmq-server.

I checked startup_log and startup_err but they don't show anything. Any suggestions?

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What does "don't show anything" mean? If they are literally empty then that is a sign that there is some sort of permissions problem. What is the last line in the startup_log file? –  Michael Dillon Jun 19 '11 at 6:46

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Good candidaes are:

  • permissions of /var/lib/rabbitmq/.erlang-cookie (must be 0600 IIRC)
  • existance of an erlang cookie
  • /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia you can try to move the mnesia database away and restart the server (should be recreated automagically)

Otherwise:

Please show the the startup_err file (or rather relevant parts)

NOTE: The paths are from memory, could be wrong so take with a grain of salt...

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