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using monit to stop or start a service

I would like to use monit to monitor my DNS server. if BIND failed it should stop OSPFD. i tried this but I get an error; > check process named with pidfile /var/run/named/named.pid start > ...
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Monit unable to restart php5-fpm

Monit is correctly detecting that php5-fpm is unavailable as seen in the logs. However, it does not seem to be able to restart the service. log: [EDT Jun 11 18:04:20] error : 'php5-fpm' failed, ...
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How to monitor the postfix mail queue using monit?

Is there a way to monitor the postfix mail queue using monit? the available scripts just check, up/down/memory or CPU. I would like notices when the queue starts filling up. it would be nice to be ...
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Monit “method not defined”

I'm currently trying to use monit to purge my /var/log partition from specific files whenever the partition runs out of free disk space. I created a file named toto and tried this test after reading ...
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Monit Alert with Multiple URLs

I've got a monit setup to http check several subdomains of an http server. Currently, they are multiple check host statements that look like this: CHECK HOST a.example.com with address 1.2.3.4 if ...
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How can I restart “monit” when it stops or crashes?

I am setting up a server and have just installed "monit" to monitor processes and restart them (and alert me) when certain conditions are met. It works great. My question is what happens when monit ...
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How to configure Monit for use with Puma Ruby Web Server?

I am getting started with Monit and don't have a lot of systems knowledge. I have a Ruby app running on Puma. I want to use Monit to automatically restart Puma if it ever dies. I'm currently using the ...
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Secure Monit 5.6 httpd on Ubuntu Trusty

I'm trying to securely install the monit on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. The default packaged version is 5.6. From what I can see, monit is basically unusable without the httpd service enabled (ie you can't ...
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How to restart and alert if condition matches in Monit?

How can I do multiple things when condition is matched? For example if I want to restart a process and also send alert email. I know I can do it with two separate lines, but can I combine them? if ...
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How to make Monit “check process” conditional inside docker based on docker run args?

I would like to make Monit's "check process" work conditionally based on an env variable. Here's the pseudo-code of what I would like to achieve(not a valid monit config syntax): [ -n "$run_foo" ] &...
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Monit - How to add a delay between stop and start

I would like to know whether it is possible to add a delay between stop/start methods. This is mainly because it requires at least 10 secs delay to close all open socket connections and close the ...
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How to configure Monit to alert me when anything appears in syslog

I want Monit to alert me if ANYTHING shows up in syslog - as anything in there would be abnormal. I've tried the following and I'm not receiving any alert emails when I manually add something to ...
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mysql service status doesn't show started when it is started by monit

I installed monit on my Ubuntu 14.04 server and configured it to monitor mysql with the below config in monitrc. check process mysqld with pidfile /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid start program = "/etc/...
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Monit - send alert if mailserver down

Is there a way to make monit alert other than by mail: Sometimes the mailservers are down. How would I get a message about it? My idea was to make monit pass an http request to a defined service, is ...
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Execute custom monit script upon failure to restart the process [duplicate]

I have a case where empty PID files are being generated by certain processes which are monitored by monit. Monit is NOT so good in handling empty files and tries to re-start the process even when the ...
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Awaken monit daemon every few hours for all monitored processes

I am seeing a problem with monit config in configuring the monit daemon to awaken every few hours and start monitoring the processes which were set to "Not Monitored" state. PROBLEM: When the monit ...
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How to watch a service with multiple processes with Monit?

I'm trying to watch the mailing list manager sympa with monit. A running sympa instance consists of multiple processes for the different tasks of list management (e.g. a separate process for archiving ...
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Checking if a TCP port is closed with monit

I would like to check that a defined port on a host is closed, for example the 8080 port on host www.example.com. I tried something like: check host www.example.com with address www.example.com ...
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Monitoring MySQL – “Execution failed”

Got some trouble with a VPS where MySQL dies on me from time to time. As a temporarily fix I've installed Monit to make sure that the process is restarted when it dies. I checked the site today and it ...
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why basic auth loops when using nginx and monit

I was trying to configure nginx so that http://example.com/monit will access http://127.0.0.1:2812, which is the url monit is listening. Two authentication was set, via nginx(nginx.conf file) and ...
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how to get top utilization process by mail using monit

I would like to configure monit tool If CPU usage > 10% then send top utilization process list by mail. how to configure with monitrc file. check process all_process if cpu usage > 10% then ...
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Monit: How to optimally monitor an URL

My webserver runs nginx with php5-fpm. If some trouble occurs, usually php5-fpm hung up, resulting in a "bad gateway" server error. Of course, I never know, if nginx may crash as well, some day. When ...
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How to get monit to only alert once when a check fails, not when it comes back successful?

Apologies if this is the same question as How to suppress monit alert if restart successful?, but it appears like it might be different, so I'm asking again.. We want to have a monit alert check when ...
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Configure Monit to monitor PHP5-FPM on Ubuntu/Nginx setup

System: LEMP running on Ubuntu 14.04 I'm trying to configure the tool Monit to restart Nginx or PHP-FPM if ever there is a problem. It is correctly monitoring Nginx however under status for PHP-FPM ...
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Make Monit check OpenVPN client connection status

We're running a multi-site business, each site connected to a central OpenVPN server to provide access to internal systems. I'm currently using Monit to check if OpenVPN client is running and if the ...
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Monit failed to start shell script

So I am having a problem with monit starting a process this is my code: check process program_1 matching "program_1" start program = "/home/user1/files/start.sh" stop program = "/home/user1/files/...
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Monit ignores memory usage threshold config

I installed Monit 5.6 from Ubuntu repositories to alert me about unusually high memory and CPU usages on my VPS. It turned out that 75% memory usage is rather usual for my setup, so I changed the line ...
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Monit reports “failed to stop” before timeout

I am starting and stopping a process via monit with the following syntax: stop program = "..." with timeout 90 seconds Everything works well, except that Monit always reports failed to stop after ...
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monit: how send email like alert

I'd like customize alert message add the option if cpu > 75% for 2 cycles then exec "command|mail -s subject test@example.com" to monitrc config file how can I add that command? check ...
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Monitor a process using monit in ubuntu

On my server I have started a service using a script created by myself. I want to monitor that process using monit. I didn't see any .pid file for that process in the /var/run directory. How can I ...
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How do I check file count inside a directory with monit?

I have a directory on my server and I want to monitor the number of files inside this directory with Monit... How can I do this? Thanks.
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How can I configure monit to only alert rather than restart?

I'm looking for a way to have monit only send out an alert when a particular process goes down. For example: check process apache with pidfile /var/run/httpd.pid group www start program = "/...
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Monit cannot restart apache

I have got monit installed on a lot of our VMs. It all works fine except for this one VM. Monit is set to monitor apache and check if it is down. For some reason, monit is saying that apache is down ...
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Monit on EC2 - Monit works but it doesn't monitor any service

I have a ubuntu 14.04 instance on amazon, I've installed monit with some simple configuration files but it seems like it doesn't monitor them. I have installed monit a couple of times in other servers ...
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Monit: How to check a program executed by a specific user?

I have been using monit/mmonit to monitor my system. One if its features is the check program syntax, which runs a program and validates its return value: # Asserts that there are more than 40 users ...
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monit does not run script after “if does not exist” check

I'm having trouble with monit. I have setup monitoring with monit. However, I'm having trouble with a check for the process running. If the process is not running, i want to run an specific script ...
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Monit config restart program

I have monit configuration like this: check process unicorn with pidfile /tmp/pids/unicorn.0.pid start program = "/etc/init.d/unicorn start" stop program = "/etc/init.d/unicorn stop" restart program =...
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Restarting shell script with &disown using Monit

I have a shell script that runs a C++ backend mail system (PluginHandler). I need to monitor this process in Monit and restart it if it fails. The script: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/:/...
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Cannot read status the monit daemon, even with allowed group

I cannot seem to get monit status or other CLI commands to work. I've built monit v5.8 to run on a Raspberry Pi. I'm able to add services to be monitored, and the web interface can be accessed just ...
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Monit cannot connect to Solr/Jetty instance

I have my Solr/Jetty up and running well on Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to hookup my monit conf to monitor it, but it is having trouble connecting to the service. I have Solr running on port 8983 and ...
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How to make Monit “check process” conditional?

I have a monit script that does something like this: check process sidekiq_1 with pidfile /tmp/pids/sidekiq_1.pid start program = "/bin/bash -l -c 'bundle exec sidekiq start" as uid jim and gid jim ...
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Monit failing to connect to Dovecot over SSL IMAP

I run Monit to keep check on processes on a Debian server. It's working as normal for all other services (Apache SSL, Postfix, SSH etc.) but Monit's checks on Dovecot are failing repeatedly. I think ...
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Bash script match grep output and send message

I am developing a script for monit status checking so I can send OK status messages to NagiOS NSCA server (passive checks). The problem I am having is that my bash script still sends messages if the ...
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Monit and multiple actions: chaining commands in Monit restart command?

After some researches, it occurs that even if I can find some talks about multiple actions when restarting a service, it also seems it it not really possible to achieve : if failed port 80 and ...
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What are the advantages of using a process manager inside a Docker container?

As mentioned by Jerome, You also need to add a process manager; for instance Monit or Supervisor. This is because Docker will watch one single process. If you need multiple processes, you need to ...
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Upstart: Why two processes when running as a different user?

I want to keep a nodejs app running, so I followed this: http://howtonode.org/deploying-node-upstart-monit and installed Monit and Upstart which have been working perfectly for a couple of months. I ...
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using monit to kill the right process withown knowing it's PID

I am trying to use monit to find surefire processes running too long and kill them. The machine is running parallel builds so it is possible to have several surefire processes runnig at the same time ...
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Monit configuration reload - supposed to restart monitored services?

Running Monit 5.4 on an Ubuntu server. When I use monit reload, it seems that it restarts monitored services (Tomcat 7 in this situation). Is it the expected behavior? Documentation says : reload -...
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Monit monitor http status with 404 page

I am trying to monitor HTTP status with 404 or 403 page. As you all know Monit takes those pages as failed connection, but how could I change that. I just want to monitor that it shows the 404 or 403 ...
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Monit issues with mysql Ubuntu server 12.04

I've installed Monit on Ubuntu server 12.04 but Im having issues getting mysql monitoring to work at all. Here is what I have done so far. #/etc/default/monit startup=1 #/etc/mysql/my.cnf pid-file ...