I have a backup script which I run in bash and after running it for a while it says 'killed'. I can't find anything in the messages log file, so what might it be that's killing my process?

  • Could you give additional information, like the backup script, or at least the output trace? – jap1968 Feb 22 '12 at 20:00

Check dmesg output for information about the OOM-killed process.

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  • so if it is not there, a logged in user must have killed it or..? – datadevil Feb 23 '12 at 8:00
  • To make this clearer, there is nothing in either dmesg or /var/log/messages about a process being killed. – datadevil Mar 7 '12 at 16:06

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