Unknown Reboots on 2 Linodes

Two different linodes using similar images OS (Centos 7) - both rebooting exactly at 12:00 midnight each day. We have other Linodes using exact same images and settings and not doing this. These are lamp stacks using different CMS's.

Log Files - /var/log/secure and /var/log/messages do not indicate any cause


Jun 2 23:55:01 account-name systemd: Started Session 462 of user root.

Jun 3 00:00:01 account-name systemd: Created slice user-0.slice.

Jun 3 00:00:01 account-name systemd: Starting Session 463 of user root.


Jun 2 23:34:38 account-name sshd[8574]: Failed password for invalid user root from port 4853 ssh2

Jun 3 00:01:01 account-name sshd[1690]: Received signal 15; terminating.

Jun 3 00:01:45 account-name polkitd[1466]: Loading rules from directory /etc/polkit-1/rules.d


Jun 4 23:53:01 account-name CROND[10210]: (root) CMD (/usr/lib64/sa/sa2 -A)

Jun 4 23:55:01 account-name CROND[10222]: (root) CMD (/root/monitors/monitorDB.sh > /dev/null 2>&1)

Jun 5 00:00:01 account-name CROND[10236]: (root) CMD (/root/monitors/monitorDB.sh > /dev/null 2>&1)

Jun 5 00:00:01 account-name CROND[10237]: (root) CMD (/usr/local/bin/automysqlbackup/runmysqlbackup)

Jun 5 00:00:01 account-name CROND[10238]: (root) CMD (/usr/lib64/sa/sa1 1 1)

Jun 5 00:02:02 account-name crond[1434]: (CRON) INFO (RANDOM_DELAY will be scaled with factor 11% if used.)

Jun 5 00:02:02 account-name crond[1434]: (CRON) INFO (running with inotify support)

Jun 5 00:05:01 account-name CROND[2440]: (root) CMD (/root/monitors/monitorDB.sh > /dev/null 2>&1)

Jun 5 00:10:01 account-name CROND[2450]: (root) CMD (/root/monitors/monitorDB.sh > /dev/null 2>&1)

There are three cron jobs (same as other limnodes - no issues)

Rotate Logs

1) 0 2 * * * /usr/sbin/logrotate /etc/logrotate.conf > /dev/null 2>&1

Backup Project At Regular Intervals

2) 41 22 1,15 * * /home//www/account-name_backup.sh

Reboot Linode if Database Goes Down

3) */6 * * * * /root/monitors/monitorDB.sh > /dev/null 2>&1


What next??

Thanks - John

3 Replies

Reboot Linode if Database Goes Down??

You should not need that. At most, you would restart the database itself, not the entire system, but in either case there is something fundamentally wrong in your system if your database goes down and you have to restart the database by hand.

For example, make sure that your system has enough RAM and swap for your database to run and disable the Out Of Memory killer (search for "OOM killer")

I would insert a line like this one:

logger DB down, rebooting system

in the /root/monitors/monitorDB.sh script and the next time your system reboots you will be able to know, by looking at /var/log, whether your script was the reason for the reboot or not.

Have you checked the host job queue in Linode Manager for those systems? If for instance Lassie is initiating a reboot, the reason should show up there.

Please check /var/log/cron log and make sure no other jobs are running which initiate the reboot


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