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I'm restarting HAproxy (on Ubuntu Server x64 14.04) with the following command

haproxy -f /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg -p /var/run/haproxy.pid -st $(cat /var/run/haproxy.pid)

However, when actually executing this command, I get the following error

cat: /var/run/haproxy.pid: No such file or directory

Can anybody shed some light into the issue here?

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The /var/run/haproxy.pid file does not exist. There could be several reasons for that.

  • haproxy is not running at all
  • the pidfile got los
  • haproxy writes no pidfile at all
  • haproxy is configured to store the pidfile at a different location
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