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I've a debian squeeze server with nginx, php5-fpm and mysql. All this services from some point started to shutdown at random time. And they not seem to crash or something, syslog:

Feb 14 14:02:14 xxx mysqld: 130214 14:02:14 [Note] /usr/sbin/mysqld: Normal shutdown

There is also an isp control panel, and around this shoutdowns there is some cron from isp manager running. What can cause that or where should I look to find out more information?

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Perhaps it's logrotate – fuero Feb 14 '13 at 9:03
@fuero how can I check if it's logrotate? – jfhs Feb 14 '13 at 13:08

You can see the way it shutdowns here:

It seems like its a normal shutdown referenced by a user or a process - maybe the cron. Look at this options - maybe you can set the following option:

"log=loggingname.log" in the my.cnf file 

This should record all requests/user connections and maybe you can see which process kills or shutdown the server. I am pretty sure its no bug you just have to find out which kills the process

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