I have Ubuntu 9.10 dedicated server (un-managed) and it started dying few weeks ago.
Before i request hardware inspection i would like to confirm that there is no software issue of some kind going on on the server.
Server is unmanaged so I need to do everything by my self.
Server is hosting few WP sites and one VBulettin forum.
Here is my php info http://pastebin.com/hSQVQBMR
Server has worked * flawlessly * for about a year, in the mean time, no a single restart, and now it started to suddenly hang.
It always happen at approximately same time (4-6 am CET) when we have most visitors online.
But strange thing is that this never happened before, it worked very well for a year or more.
So my question is - how to investigate?
I have cacti set up from day one - and there is no unusual activity what so ever.. Further more, every time it hangs out it happen on down slope of load and mysql queries chats (and all other load-related charts)
What I didn't have was number of sockets chart, but I added that today.
Thing that worries me the most is that every time i requested restart (aprox 4 times in last 7 days) support guy told me that he was getting black screen (so i guess this is not the case of load ~50)
What log files should I watch?
What entries in those files should I look for?