[mythtv-users] Script to restart backend after crash?
mailing at biased.org
Sun Jan 20 11:31:13 UTC 2008
All excellent suggestions, shame none of those works due to my
original problem. So looks like I'll have to fix that first :/
Thanks to all for your time though!
Regards - Piers
On 20 Jan 2008, at 06:08, David Whyte wrote:
> On Jan 19, 2008 1:25 AM, Piers Kittel <mailing at biased.org> wrote:
>> So I need some sort of script to monitor the backend and restart it
>> automatically when it stops working for some reason. Does anyone
>> some? The package I use is from debian-multimedia.org, currently
>> version 0.20.2-0.2. It does come with its own startup script but
>> doesn't work for some reason:
> My script is attached. It runs every minute from cron. I think I
> copied it off the mythTV wiki or something.
> pidno=$( ps ax | grep /usr/bin/mythbackend | grep -v grep | grep -v
> # Checks for pid in "ps" listing, field #1.
> # Then makes sure it is the actual process, not the process invoked by
> this script.
> # The last "grep $1" filters out this possibility.
> if [ -z "$pidno" ] # If, after all the filtering, the result is a
> zero-length string,
> then # no running process corresponds to the pid given.
> echo "No such process running."
> mail david at thewhytehouse.org -s "MythTV Restart" <
> /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend restart
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