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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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Issues in monitoring apache tomcat server using Monit

I have installed Monit using the following command in Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 server sudo apt-get install monit My main goal in using Monit is to restart my - MySQL and Apache tomcat services ...
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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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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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Monit http-based API

I'm just wondering whether monit has an API, which we could poll-regularly (perhaps something that is http-based) ? It would be very useful to create an integrated monitoring solution across multiple ...
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301 response when monit checks for file on nginx

I have a monit script that checks that nginx is up and running. One thing it does is checks for a file 'ping.txt'. I can view it in the browser, but what would cause the script to get a 301 redirect ...
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monit fails to start apache

I'm running Apache, and trying to monitor it wiht Monit. The monitoring seems to work fine, but when Apache is down, Monit does not succeed to start it. Monit does detect that it's down, but 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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monit daemon not triggered at startup

I am using Debian and would like to trigger monit at startup. As such monit is working perfectly fine if i start manually from sudo monit. However for some reason it doesnt trigger at startup. Tried ...
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Make monit wait longer before thinking something is dead

I'm trying to start a program (Resque) but it takes a bit of time before a pidfile is written. Thus, I think that Monit thinks the program hasn't started and starts one or two more programs before ...
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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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Daemonizing a C program and location of copying the file [closed]

I have to run a C program using monit. so I had to demonize it. what i did was i took a daemon template made some changes and arrived at this file as below, which is a script file: # Source function ...
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Suppress Monit message 'Monit instance changed' on stop/start

I have monit installed on some user laptops/desktop so it can make sure a couple processes are always running/get restarted as needed. But since the devices are regularly shutdown/restarted I ...
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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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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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Monit unable to start/stop nginx server

I have problems with monitoring nginx. Monit can monitor nginx and display resources usage (RAM usage, etc.), but is unable to start/stop nginx. I get only a simple message: "Execution failed". Syslog ...
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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 = ...
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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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Monit check log file content

I am having a issue with Monits content check. I know I can check the log file like this check file test.log with path logs/test.log if not match "something" for 5 cycles then alert But the log ...
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Unable to access monit daemon via HTTP from host port using Vagrant

I want to use monit to monitor services on my Ubuntu VM(precise 32) but I cannot access the monit daemon via HTTP from the host (local) machine. I have enabled the following settings in ...
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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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Monit : How to get email alerts for “check program” tests

I'm having a bit of trouble configuring a test with Monit. I have M/Monit (3.2.2) configured and 5 Monit agents (5.11) running on Ubuntu server 14.04. I already have several tests (hdd, ram, cpu, ...
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turn off monit text alerts at night

I have monit running 24/7/365 and sending alerts to an e-mail address and text messages to a phone equally. However I would now like to stop the phone text msgs at night so they don't wake me up. I ...
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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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How can i send daily alerts for linux server monitoring using Monit tool(free edition)? [closed]

I am using monit free edition to monitor server status, but in that the alerts works only when some triggering action done. However, I want to send a daily alert of all the details of server as monit ...
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monit: can't connect to the http interface

I'm setting up monit on a new site, which i'll refer to as mywebsite.com during this question. I've set up the config to access monit's web interface page, but i can't connect to it. I've got a ...
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Monit won't run

I have two identical EC2 instances (the second is a replica of the first), running Gentoo. The first instance has monit running which monitors a single process and some system resources and functions ...
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Monit appears to be working on command line but get 404 'There is no service by that name' in web interface

Monit seems to be working, but when I go to the web interface at port :2812 I get: Not Found There is no service by that name monit 5.2.5 -- But again, things appear ok on the CLI ...
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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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Sending a test/example alert from monit?

I've configured monit tests and alerts — but I want to make sure that everything in my alert stack (outgoing email servers, sms email gateways…) is functioning properly. Is there a handy way to fire ...
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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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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 i configure monit to start a process with a specific user?

Monit runs with root, but i don't want to start my processes as root.. like mysql, mongrel, apache..
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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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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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Using Monit to reload (without changing PID)

I'm able to start and stop a process configured with monit (through Upstart) with no issue. However, restarts/reloads of this process should be gentle, with no downtime/PID changes. The process ...
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High cpu usage of Play server when started by monit

When I run "play start" from command line, the CPU load is very light. But when monit starts the program (as the same user), then the CPU usage tends to 100 - 130% all the time! Here is the content ...
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What does monit consider to be memory usage?

Once can have monit monitor memory usage… check system foo if memory usage > 95% then alert Does it use free RAM, or free -/+ buffers/cache? (or something else?) # free -m total ...
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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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Monit event on process recovery

Anybody knows how to do an event a single time when a process is recovered? check process apache with pidfile /var/run/apache2.pid group www-data start program = "/etc/init.d/apache start" stop ...
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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 = ...
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Monitor link status with monit

Does anybody know a good way to monitor an ethernet link status (packet losss, connection loss) with monit? The default config file only provides 1 example for network monitoring (through pings and ...
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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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mysql monitoring with monit

can someone please steer me in the right direction. I'm completely new to Monit, set it up, everything working fine, but I'm having a problem with mysql. This is the set up in my conf file: check ...