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n00body
Advisor

syslog.log suddenly not updating

Hi friends , i'm having problem with syslog.log . I found that it was not updating .. i restarted it and test a logger message .. it was working .. and on the next day .. I found out that the syslog.log was again stopped at the same time as the previous day .

Normally what is the possible causal that can stop syslogd from running . Thank you guys ..
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Ivan Krastev
Honored Contributor

Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

What is the size of the syslog.log file - there is a patch for files over 2GB. Check also for an additional syslog patches.

regards,
ivan

Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

What Ivan describes is 1 possibility. The other is that the filesystem that syslog.log sits in has filled (this is usually /var).

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Duncan

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n00body
Advisor

Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

Thank you guys for the reply .. he is what i found :

Filesystem kbytes used avail %used Mounted on
/dev/vg00/lvol10 512000 104814 382595 22% /var

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and this is the late entry in the syslog . I even tested with Logger .. but it wont be appended untill i restart the syslogd daemon . The weird thing is the syslog is stopped at the same time everyday .

Jan 17 06:57:56 sg1sys02 sshd[27414]: Received disconnect from 145.240.153.36: 11: Terminating connection
Jan 17 07:00:00 sg1sys02 syslog: su : + tty?? root-oracle

Jeeshan
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Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

what is the configuration of /etc/rc.config.d/syslogd file?
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Torsten.
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Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

Any related messages in syslog?

(the message above is from disconnecting ssh and a "su" session).

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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n00body
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Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

hi ahsan .. i believed you 're referring to /etc/syslogd.conf . Here is the current config
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root@sg1sys02/etc # more syslog.conf
# @(#) $Revision: 74.1 $
#
# syslogd configuration file.
#
# See syslogd(1M) for information about the format of this file.
#
mail.debug /var/adm/syslog/mail.log
*.info;mail.none /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log
*.alert /dev/console
*.alert root
*.emerg *
root@sg1sys02/etc # pwd
/etc
Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

No.

i'm asking about /etc/rc.config.d/syslogd file configuration which is responsible for running the daemon.
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n00body
Advisor

Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

I couldn't find any syslogd.conf in that dir

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root@XXXX/ # ls /etc/rc.config.d/syslogd
/etc/rc.config.d/syslogd not found
root@XXXX/ # cd /etc/rc.config.d
root@XXXX/etc/rc.config.d # ls | grep log
root@XXXX/etc/rc.config.d # ls | grep syslog
root@XXXX/etc/rc.config.d # uname -an
HP-UX XXXX B.10.20 A 9000/889 263814391 two-user license
root@XXXX/etc/rc.config.d # model
9000/889/K460
root@XXXX/etc/rc.config.d #
Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: syslog.log suddenly not updating

i didn't say syslogd.conf


I said only syslogd file
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