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How to use kdump/crash to investigate an OOM issue?

The problem A server crashed after multiple "Out of memory" messages and I am trying to pinpoint the culprit. If it is in userland - which process. If it is in the kernel - which kernel module. ...
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Dell PowerEdge server crashed, how to repair? What happened? Information inside

I am currently in high school and run our school's website. This summer, our SysAdmin was diagnosed with cancer, and he went off for treatment, so I have been thrown into an interesting situation. ...
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What is wrong in my php-fpm configuration?

I have a 64-bit server but only 256MB of RAM. So, I moved to nginx server with fast-cgi to connect to PHP. I have PHP 5.3.6 running. The issue is that after every two or three days when I try to ...
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What can cause ALL services on a server to go down, yet still responding to ping? and how to figure out

It has happened to me already twice within very few days that my server goes down completely, meaning http, ssh, ftp, dns, smtp, basically ALL services stop responding, as if the server had been ...
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ESXi v5.5 is having random crashes

HW: Type: HP Proliant ML350 G5 RAM 22GB CPU 1 x Intel Xenon E5405 2.00GHz OP: ESXi 5.5 just updated from 5.1 to try and fix the crashes occurring on ESXi 5.1 on same hardware. I'm trying to find ...
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Can disk space be the reason for a server crash?

After looking into the MySQL error file, I found an error regarding disk space. Now I think its the reason for MySQL crashing: [root@xxxx ~]# cat /var/lib/mysql/xxxx.com.err 120528 17:45:05 [Note] ...
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APC XS 1300 Overloading every night at 2:45AM

Here is the situation that I have run into for the past 2 nights: I leave work and all is well, severs happily humming away everyone has access, life is good. I get in the morning, and the only ...
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Figuing out the “who, what, when and why” of a server crash

Currently, I'm the Moodle Admin for my University, and one of my responsibilities is to keep the server running and working all the time. Sometimes, for no apparent reason, Apache or / and MySQL ...
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Crash dump analysis

I hope this isn't a stupid question, and if it is, then I want to at least get it over with so I don't feel so dumb in the future. Here we are, loading up a Windows crash dump with Windbg. Here are ...
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Hyper-v on 2012R2 startup gen1 vm causes the host to freeze up

I've searched a lot to resolve the following issue, but nothing helped me. My problem is, that starting up a first-gen vm locks up the whole host. Only a hard reset helps. Second-gen vm starts and ...
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How to stop a random ramp in FCGI Processes Killing the server

So got the below earlier to day... Around that time the logs show a ramp in processes(600) and associated memory (1.2g), cpu usage load average (80) untill the server gave out. Server had to be hard ...
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Is a hardware watchdog already active at my CentOS server?

I rent a dedicated server (with Intel Haswell CPU and custom hardware) at a lowcost hosting service and use it with CentOS 6.4 / 64 bit Linux (with stock kernel: 2.6.32-358.14.1.el6.x86_64). Every ...
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Debian Linux server locked - no clues in the logs?

I had a server lock up this morning. Here is a screen shot from the console: None of the messages from the screen shot mean anything to me. I have a feeling that the important stuff probably ...
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memory&swap are full, can't ssh; any option other than physical restart?

by mistake, i executed some applications that used all memory (and i think swap) on my ubuntu server and its now crashed, SSH doesn't work and freezes. Do you know any other options other than ...
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Nonexistent service gets a start control?

I've got a pair of servers that both log an event "The cpuz135 service was successfully sent a start control." but cpu-z isn't installed on either machine. I can't find the service listed in Windows' ...
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MySql Data Loss - post mortem analysis - RackSpace Cloud Server

After a recent 'emergency migration' of a RS cloud server, the mysql databases on our server snapshot image proved to be days out of date from the backup date. And yet files that were uploaded ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 server crash

I'm running an Ubuntu 10.04 (x64) as a web/mysql server. The server became unresponsive to SSH, Ping, HTTP etc. and the technician with physical access to the machine sent me this screengrab here: ...
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Troubleshooting the dreaded 0x9C BSOD

We have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 running Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 with Service Pack 2 installed. Recently, we've been experiencing multiple STOP errors occurring with that server. ...
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Analyzing BSOD dump file from Windows 2008 R2 SP1

I have a problem with a virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 server running withing VMWare. The server is running Citrix and also has Symantec Endpoint protection installed. It randomly crashes and goes ...
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Hosting server's harddisk crashed [closed]

My hosting provider has told me that the server harddisk that I am currently using is crashed and they failed to recover most of the data and they only managed to recover some files or folder from the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 + MSSQL Server R2 crashes once a week, suggestions?

Can someone give me pointers where to look in order to debug why this fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 with an untweaked MS SQL-Server R2 which is serving just one ~5GB db to 2 clients crashes ...
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How to track down the cause of Windows Server 2008 crashing?

I have Windows Server 2008 running under VMware. Recently, its started to crash roughly every day, with continuous 100% CPU utilization, and no response in the GUI. Is there a step-by-step ...
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Server crashed - corporate web application is down - considering moving to an online host - any suggestions?

I'm in a mess here. For a couple of years we've been running our own custom made application on a local server in our office. The servers had its well bad days and good days now and then - however the ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Server Crashing - failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED

I have a new Ubuntu Server (11.04) that keeps crashing, especially during heavy disk I/O (like making a backup). It's drives are configures as a RAID 10 with 4 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard ...
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PAM unable to dlopen(/lib64/security/pam_fprintd.so) causing CentOS/Redhat server to crash

CentOS 6, Parallels PLESK 10.4, Apache One of my servers went down over the weekend much to my dismay. On the day and time it occurred, my log errors/messages end with this - /var/log/secure: Jul ...
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Recovering MySQL Databases from Total Failure

MySQL was not starting. I backed up /var/lib/mysql/*. I uninstalled MySQL and reintalled it. It started again. I copied everything back to /var/lib/mysql. I restarted the service. I logged in and ...
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Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (SBS) not generating crash dump on BSOD

I have a very frustrating issue. Our Windows Server running 2003 SBS SP2 is not generating crash dump files on a BSOD. I am currently troubleshooting an issue where a critical 3rd party service causes ...
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MySQL Periodically Crashing

MySQL Seems to be crashing quite often, I'd say every hour or so. The only thing running on this server that is using MySQL is a Drupal installation that I'm working on, there's only one person ...
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Kernel oops on Linux running in VirtualBox breaks some IO-related functionality on the server

We are having problems with CentOS release 6.3 running in VirtualBox on Windows 7 machines. The symptoms are the following: Everything works as normal for several hours, even days. Then something ...
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Analyzing crash dump file from Windows 2003 R2 SP2

My Windows 2003 R2 SP2 server crashes about once a month. I analyzed the crash dump but can't really figure out what it means. Any help is appreciated.... Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version ...
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Server hangs at “Shutting down loopback interface” on reboot

I'm having some trouble understanding what's going on with connecting one of our Xen hypervisors to our iSCSI SAN. Ever since we mounted our iSCSI targets, we've experienced hanging on reboots. This ...
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Apache httpd processes and PHP out of memory

I have a VPS running apache-php-mysql on centos and a single drupal website installed. The VPS has 256MB of RAM (could be the root cause of all my problems... maybe I just need more). Whenever I try ...
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Why might login failures cause SQL 2005 to dump and ditch?

Our SQL 2005 server began timing out and finally stopped responding on Oct 26th. The application logs showed a ton of 17883 events leading up to a reboot. After the reboot everything was fine but we ...
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top reports extremely high cpu-used time for all processes

The server was up for less than 10 mins, but top shows extremely high cpu-used time for all process[1] (more than million hours used), this is a 24 core machine. System eventually crashed in 10-15 ...
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Why is it that highend servers fail more often than heavily used workstations?

It just something i noticed here at work. We all use our workstations heavily troughout the day for years and we almost never run into problems. But our various dedicated servers go from bad to worse ...
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my server suddenly crashes every 2 days or so. Programmer has no idea, please help find the cause, here is the top

Every couple of days my server suddenly crashes and I must request hardware reset at data center to get it back running. Today I came back to my shell and saw the server was dead and "top" was ...
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Why does my server accidentally go down?

I have CentOS 5.3 based server with kernel 2.6.18-128.2.1.el5. It worked fine nearly for a month, but this week it went down three times. I saw it in Nagios, write a email to reboot the server. It ...
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CentOS54 server gone, no ssh, no ping, console hung. nothing in logs

One of my nfs servers disappeared this morning from monitoring. I checked it out and the console was hung and non-responsive, and it was apparently crashed. I power-cycled and checked out the syslog, ...
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Is the windows event log the only place to perform a post-mortem after a server crash?

A couple of days ago one of our web-servers went down in the small hours. It wasn't responding to any remote requests (to be honest I don't know if it would have responded if a USB keyboard and ...
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ubuntu server becomes unresponsive via web, ftp, ssh and more

I have a ubuntu server hosted and a couple of times it becomes unresponsive to everything, until a hard reboot is done.. i have pulled the logs but i need a little bit of help working out what they ...
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5 ESXi same hardware . 2 of them crash

I even could not find where to start research ! There is no pattern between crashes . 2014-08-27T13:48:01.033Z cpu0:32957)MCE: 1118: cpu0: MCA error detected via CMCI (Gbl status=0x0): Restart IP: ...
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Diagnose a server crash, possibly CPU temp

I have a desktop running as a ubuntu server at another office. Lately its been shutting itself down once in a while, and I'm a bit unsure how to diagnose this. The syslog looks like this: May 20 ...
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MySQL InnoDB Backup: are dump files enough?

What exactly does the default ibdata1 file store that does not exist in a mysqldump? I've got a backup/rsync job that stores dump files of a MySQL 5.5 database on a remote server for rotating ...
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Random crashes on my WIndows server machine

This week I am getting curious random crashes on one of my Windows machines. Crash always ends with BSOD but with random error codes in random system drivers. No record in Event log. So first guess ...
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Web Server crashing due to memory errors. It's like clock work

I have an IIS server that is crashing at about 3:15 am every Friday and Saturday. I understand that swapping out DIMM A in Bank 1 would probably fix the issue. But I would like to hopefully resolve ...
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Analyzing crashdump, wrong symbols

I am having trouble analyzing a crashdump with windbg. I run: .sympath SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols .reload /f /i To get the symbols. All symbols seem to have ...
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Debian crashed, file system is read-only and cannot backup - How Do I find/mount a USB drive?

We have a Debian server (vm's) here at work and the server crashed after a power failure. I can only boot the system in maintenance mode, and the whole file system is set to read only. I can run fsck ...
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Server Load Spikes On File Copy — Server Goes Unresponsive

This has been a problem that we've been battling for some weeks. Whenever large files are copied on the server (both with rsync and cp) the server load initially goes up to 6 or 8 and stabilizes. At ...
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Understanding IIS Server Crash

We have an issue where the whole iis server is crashing. From my understanding when an application crashes (due to infinite loop or else) only that application pool is taken down. In our sceanrio ...
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Server crash when creating a swapfile on a running machine (CentOS Linux)

I created a swap file with root on a running server, using swapfile creation guides which I found on the net (http://blog.serverbuddies.com/adding-additional-swap-space-to-your-linux-server/m Create ...