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Reason for the server reboot

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Reason for the server reboot


I might be bit blunder here… But I am looking for a solution since long time. Now it’s time to clarify with you all.
One of my HP-UX serer got rebooted.

1) The reason for the server reboot? ( Why the server rebooted suddenly)
I checked /etc/shutdownlog file, but no recent entry found.

OS:- HP-UX B.11.23 U ia64
Model:- ia64 hp server rx8620
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: Reason for the server reboot

I would also check OLDsyslog ?

Problems are common to all, but attitude makes the difference
F Verschuren
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Reason for the server reboot

THere van me manny reasons, just a few options where to look
do you have a ts99 file (var/tombstones), if so please post it. (as atachment)
is you /etc/rc.old file is filled (dit it try to stop something?
is /var/adm/crash filled?
if so please read the text file (in the first 20 lines the cause can be given...)

is there a clue in /var/adm/syslog/O*
(old syslog.log)
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Reason for the server reboot


Besides the good posts above,

Take a look at /etc/rc.log

This will give you some idea if its sudden or run normally with a shutdown -ry command.

See /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log

It is interesting to see what happens right before such an event occurs.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Super Advisor

Re: Reason for the server reboot

Thanx all