[mythtv-users] Backend Watchdog??

Matthias Thyroff lists at thyroff.net
Mon Jan 22 21:04:41 UTC 2007

Dave Ansell schrieb:
> Hi,
>      I'm a dedicated myth fan for nearly two years now.
>      My backend system has had several incarnations from Fc3 to Fc6 on two 
> different hardware platforms.
>     My only issue is that the backend service occasionally dies for no 
> aparent reason.  This has been the case in every incarnation to date, 
> whatever I try.   It doesnt happen often, but enought to be annoying and 
> reduce WAF etc.
>     I guess this behaviour is to be expected with any developing software. 
> However it strikes me that it would be relatively simple to set up an 
> independant process to monitor the status of the backend and kick it back 
> into life automatically if it dies.   (ie what I do now manually!)
>     I fully accept that the answer to how to do this may be trivial, but I 
> am light on linux skills so if someone could help me out I would be very 
> gratefull!
> many thanks,
> Dave 
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On this list there was a recommendation for monit; I have installed it
and it works nicely. On my Ubuntu it was available as a package and very
easy to configure.



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