Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes.

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Application getting VERY slow only in the morning: tools to track the culprit?

I have two Ubuntu Servers: one acting as db server (mysql) and file server and the application server. Using this three service an application has been working flawlessly for months. Now we've found ...
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troubleshooting a printer problem

I have a large Kyocera Printer/Scanner/Copier machine in a office with three PCs (all plugged into a lan via router. The three PCs all have individual printers (inkJets) hooked directly via printer ...
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windows update - strange behaviour using up all CPU

I have a windows 2008R2 server which has had windows update go mad. Last night it started pegging the CPU @ 100% and using 1GB RAM. Killing the Windows Update service took the CPU and MEM back to ...
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Measure Upload Speed between a client and our server

We host a SAAS application specially customized for multiple clients. For one customer in particular -- they are reporting sporadic performance issues from various locations on their network, in ...
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How to troubleshoot internet unreachable periodically through firewall

Periodically the internet is unreachable on my network, sometimes for 30+ minutes. After testing a direct connection to our modem, I realized this was not a problem with our ISP but the network ...
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MySQL server hangs without reason

I have a server running web site with back-end database MySQL (more specific - 5.5.37-MariaDB, for debian-linux-gnu on x86_64). Sometimes it stops accepting connections and web site scripts report ...
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Advice on web server performance troubleshooting is needed

I'm renting a virtual CentOS based server where I have about 5 active sites running. Several months ago I noticed a significant performance degradation in how my sites are running. First symptom was ...
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Troubleshoot DBMail in SQL Server 2005

On a SQL Server 2005 machine, I have DBMail setup and correctly configured. I am able to use "Notify Operator" and EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail to queue emails. But the problem is the queued mails ...
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Maximum amount of memory per session with IIS/.NET

I'm troubleshooting some memory issues we're running into with a heavily used ASP.NET site hosted on IIS6. Intermittently we have to manually recycle our application pool (process) to resolve issues ...
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How do I troubleshoot network connectivity problems in windows?

I'd really like to understand how to debug my network connectivity issues, but everything I find on the internet is either for basic users on "How to add a wireless network" or it's people talking ...
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Open VPN troubleshooting

I'm trying to set up a site-to-site VPN connection between 2 of our offices. The VPN servers i'm using are 2 "Edgerouter lite" and the tunneling software i'm using is OpenVPN. This is how the setup ...
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how to find cause of io spike

Everyday at around the same time, the IO usage on the server where our mysql slave goes up to 100%. I have setup a script that takes IO information every five minutes so I can find out why this ...
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MySQL 5.0 not logging aborted connections in general log

I know there is a bug in MySQL 5.0 which prevents aborted connections from being logged in the error log (http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=24761). However, aborted connections should still be logged ...
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Troubleshoot IIS 6 and Intermittent SQL Server Connectivity Loss

I am not a System Administrator, but I am temporarily trying to fill that role. I have 2 Windows 2003 Servers. 1 server has my Microsoft SQL Database (SQL Server 2005) and the other is the web ...
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Diagnosing SAN connectivity issues (RHEL5)

We are currently utilizing GFS2 to share a SAN LUN between 3 servers. However due to a feature problem with vendor software we are using, we currently have the volume unmounted on two of the boxes, ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Troubleshooting PID Leaking

One of our servers has been leaking PID like crazy. I wrote a simple scheduled script, and it seems that every day the highest PID increases by approx. 300'000. E.g., if on Aug.24 00:00 the highest ...
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How to troubleshoot banned connections on OS X / Ubuntu

I have an ubuntu 11.10 VM running on an OSX machine. Every once in a while some services become inaccessible from specific IPs (e.g. sometimes just ssh is blocked, and sometimes both ssh and https.) ...
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What sort of network problems can a single NIC host cause?

A remote office has a Cisco ASA 5505 connecting the LAN to our HQ LAN via VPN. When a particular Windows XP PC is connected to the ASA via a switch, the VPN tunnel drops, and after a short while, all ...
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nginx redirecting for no reason?

This was really annoying and now i see when it happens. If <ip>/NAME exist in /var/www (/var/www/NAME) nginx will give me a redirect to www._.com/NAME/ (note the slash and lack of url) which is ...
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VMware server 2.0 SYN/ACK repeating issues

VMWare Server 2.0.0 Build 122956 I am having some issues with connecting into a guest VM (Ubuntu linux 4.4.3-4 lucid) running under VMware 2.0 on a windows server host. All connections to and from ...
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IPv6 connections from outside the LAN are timing out; what is blocking the connection?

as I understand with ipv6 there is no NAT so every client on a network will get a different public ip address (so there is no need for port forwarding). so I checked on my network and indeed every ...
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DNS oddities with different nameservers

My ISP's DNS servers are sometimes sketchy, so I use 4.2.2.1 and 8.8.8.8 respectively. The Layer 3 DNS server and Google's DNS server. Sometimes there will be a long delay in resolving, and if I ...
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Monit will not start my node js app

I have a problem with Monit that I use for monitoring of my Node.js app. I just moved from a single core machine to a multi core one. On both of them I run Ubuntu 11.10. On the old one this was ...
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NGINX using 100% of the server CPU when testing with Blitz.io

I'm facing an issue here and after four days of looking around I decided to ask for some help here, after all a million heads can think a lot better than one. I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server setup with ...
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How to prevent Windows Server 2008 R2 from automatically shutting down applications?

I have been running various processes over night on a Windows 2008 R2 AMD64 SP1 virtual server share via a VPN connection and remote desktop. Recently, I have been noticing that when I return in the ...
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Apache taking up a lot of CPU while running request-tracker4

I am trying out a request-tracker installation on an EC2 micro instance. The specs for the micro instance are as follows 1) Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, 613MB RAM, 8GB Hard Drive 2) Running request-tracker ...
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alfresco, tomcat crashes on startup, no clues in the logs

I have installed an alfresco community edition 4.0 on a Win 2003 R2 with 3GB of RAM. I've used alfresco for some hours, i've created a user, uploaded some documents. But now, restarting it, tomcat ...
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How to troubleshoot intermittent winsock 10054 errors on Windows Server 2003 SP2

We are getting 10054 errors in a couple of our applications on one server running Windows Server 2003 SP2. This happens intermittently, and we also have other similar servers running the same ...
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Slow connection to a shared .mdb file over a LAN on some machines only (SOLVED)

A single client program on each of about 10 computers are sharing a .mdb file on a windows 7 machine. The network is cabled and has a switch. For no obvious reason the connection on 2 of these ...
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ADFS 2.0 Errors Event ID 184 & 364

I have ADFS servers set up and each component such as in URN, relay, claims etc. in place, but am getting this error massage "There was a problem accessing the site. Try to browse to the site ...
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HP P4014n will only print letter size

Had a user using HP P4014n locally, device suddenly stopped printing, I removed the printer, and uninstalled and reinstalled the printer drivers. Then readded printer. Now it will not auto-detect ...
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Warnings in Tiger auditing reports (process is listening on socket)

I get email logs like the ones below emailed daily from my server. I don't really know what does it mean and thinking about disabling them, but I guess this is not a good idea and it's better to learn ...
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Logging into an AWS EC2 instance from another machine in EC2

I have a few AWS EC2 instances that can SSH into each other. They are not in a VPC as this is an older AWS account and was active before VPC. One particular EC2 instance (zeta) is not able to SSH into ...
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ATM connection has slow upload speed when connected to switch or router

We just got a new additional ATM line with 10/10 Mbps. When connected directly to a PC NIC, internet speed tests all come up as 10/10 Mbps. However, when connected to any of several routers or ...
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Network services abruptly stop working on win server 2k8

One of our windows servers has started acting up. All network services from roles on the server just stop working all of a sudden, untill the server is restarted. the issue occurs every other week or ...
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Troubleshooting multicast on Ubuntu 14.04 server

I am troubleshooting an issue with multicast on an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server. I have a simple client that subscribes to a multicast group and waits for data. The subscription is successful and shows ...
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Find cause of unresponsive Ubuntu 14.04 KVM host

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction on a very puzzling problem. I've got an older server running Ubuntu 14.04 that serves as a virtual host for some small virtual (KVM) machines. ...
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Troubleshooting mySQL load problems

SSD VPS with one Magento site on it. Recently whenever I make a save to a product, the mysql QPS skyrockets and server load goes up tenfold for several minutes (even though the admin page loaded long ...
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“Network name cannot be found” just on some shares

We had an Windows XP in a VMWare virtual machine joined to an Active Directory domain. DC servers are Win2008 and the workstations have static IP addresses. Because the HDD with that vm (called P2) ...
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Can't boot VM after P2V or ghost - Linux 2.6

I got this old machine that runs on a p2 400 and a Linux Debian 3.1 with kernel 2.6.8 and since it has modified binaries due to internal undocumented changes in the code, migrating off manually isn't ...
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Remote SQL Server Connection works from SSMS but not from Application

We are troubleshooting a weird issue with our SQL Server 2008 server. The application server runs a windows service that makes a DB connection via a connection string in its config file, and we end ...
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How to troubleshoot occasional Apache 500 errors?

I have GET and POST requests, both HTTP 1.0 and 1.1, to diverse URLs, mostly running Wordpress(1), which occasionally fail with a 500(2). No user has ever encountered a 500 themselves, nor have ...
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Vserver CentOs 6.4

I have the following problem. I have a server based on CentOS 6.4 is running the Vserver. I did update the kernel to version 2.6.32.14. Unfortunately, after rebooting the server receives the "kernel ...
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FreeBSD 7 syslog messages: “kernel: 15.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx too long” (or “too short”)?

I'm experiencing poor performance on an old FreeBSD system and the only anomaly I see so far are syslog messages of the form: Jul 1 12:10:50 myserverXXX kernel: 16.0ccdd219377c0d80 too long Jul 1 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2: Weekly network failure

Thought I would throw the question on here, as I'm not a seasoned sysadmin... Every Thursday (or there about) at no particular time, the server becomes unresponsive to its usual network operations ...