Apache downtime (was: Re: [Box-Admins] Alert: box2 runs out of disk)

Levente Uzonyi leves at elte.hu
Mon Jul 7 18:17:52 UTC 2014

The usual thing happened again: apache ran out of worker processes. The 
php running mantis can consume all 200 workers somehow. I logged in today 
and restarted php which resolved the problem.
Since there was no mail about the downtime - even though it was about 
eight and a half hours long - I didn't bother writing a mail about this 
"well known" error.
To prevent such downtimes again, I've set up a cron job which restarts the 
phpmantis service every hour.

On Mon, 7 Jul 2014, Tobias Pape wrote:

> Dear all,
> while investigating https://github.com/dalehenrich/metacello-work/issues/255#issuecomment-48203135

The build was started during the downtime, so that's why it failed.
This is another reason why we should migrate the source.squeak.org 
image next. :)

> I explored Box 2 and found that only
> 	4 GB

AFAIK this box has always had such low empty disk space, because there are 
local backups of the local services (IIRC 5 snapshots each about 20 GB).


> of disk space are remaining. We should act immediately,
> for data may be lost if the box runs out of space (logs,
> files, etc.)
> Best
> 	-Tobias

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