[mythtv-users] Monit for monetring mythbackend

Paolo Asioli paolo.asioli at libero.it
Thu Nov 15 14:16:58 UTC 2007

If someone needs it here is the part I've customized in my monitrc file 
under /etc/monit/

check process mythbackend with pidfile /var/run/mythtv/mythbackend.pid

    start program = "/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend restart"

    stop program  = "/etc/init.d/mythtv-backend stop"

    if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout

So far it works like a charm.

I've also customized the mail alert, of course.

Best regards,

David Greaves ha scritto:
> John wrote:
>> I'm trying to use monit to monitor the backend but I
>> can't get it to work properly. I followed the
>> instructions on the MythTv wiki except I start the
>> front and back as a user so I added this to the
>> monitrc file.
> You say you added this?
> Are you using /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend because that usually specifies the user
> that myth runs as.
> Post your monitrc please.
>> When monit trys to start the backend, I
>> get Unable to read config file mysql.txt and Could not
>> create //.mythtv. I figured it was a path problem so I
>> did an echo $PATH and it said home/mythtv/bin so I
>> added this to the /etc/rc.d/init.d/mythbackend script
>> but it didn't help.
> I would restore that to the original state.
> I think your problem is that monit should run the starup script as root so the
> startup script can change to the myth user.
> You made monit run the script as a user but without proper initialisation (ie
> setting paths etc).
> Before you changed it did /etc/rc.d/init.d/mythbackend work?
> David
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