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Restart MySql Automatically from CRON



7:47 am on Jul 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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hello folks

i have been noticing that on a couple of my servers, mysql crashes away under high load and then i have to manually go to restart/start mysql.

is there a script out there somewhere or can we build a one which i set in CRON to execute each 30 mins and check if mysql is not running, run it. simple as that.
i did search for such scripts on web but couldnt find a one.

Environment: Red Hat Linux Enterprise.

any immediate help is highly appreciated.


9:06 am on Jul 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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mysql crashes away under high load

This is not the normal behaviour of MySQL. Have you searched in the log files what the reason is for this crash? I am thinking of the system either running out of file descriptors or running out of memory / swap space.

If you can't find the reason for crashing, the following script can help you in CRON:

NUMBER=`ps --no-heading --user mysql wc -l`
[ $NUMBER -eq 0 ] && put here your restart command

It first looks for all processes running as user mysql. It counts the number of lines in the output of PS and stores this in a variable. If this is equal to zero, it executes the command behind the &&.

You should replace the '' with the proper one without the hole in the center, because the posting software on this forum changes the original character.


3:33 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hey which log shall i look at to find out why mysql keeps on crashing , i looked at mysql and apache logs but found nothing conclusive as to what causes those crashes.

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