CRONS service dies every couple of days

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CRONS service dies every couple of days

Post by ken_mays » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:53 am

Every few days, the CRONS service dies. It always seems to happen at the same time, at 8:00 pm.

I have the service set to auto-restart and it never does. I have also tried to schedule the service to start at 8:05 PM and that doesn't seem to work either.

I'm wondering how I can find out what's killing the service.

thanks

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Re: CRONS service dies every couple of days

Post by tomp » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:58 am

Hi Ken,

Do you have an automated backup that may be holding onto the file? We can have WhatsUp watch the service and restart if necessary.


If you look in the event-viewer on the server you should see an error for Cron stopping. Can you see what other activities occurred immediately before the error.

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Re: CRONS service dies every couple of days

Post by ken_mays » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:27 pm

I don't see any error about crons stopping. There's nothing in the event viewer that is obviously standing out as the culprit.

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Re: CRONS service dies every couple of days

Post by mkrygeri » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:33 am

Hi Ken,
You might also want to check the cron.log file in the \windows\system32 directory. This file can grow quite large over time. I have seen it grow large enough to cause problems. If it is too big to open, you can simply delete it and restart the service. I would at least rename it and let it recreate another one in order to eliminate that as a possible cause here.

Mike K.

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Re: CRONS service dies every couple of days

Post by ken_mays » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:00 am

The cron.log was about 40 MB. I renamed it and we'll see what happens.

Thanks guys!

Ken

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Re: CRONS service dies every couple of days

Post by dalet0 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:08 am

Hi Ken,

Is there any errors in the Windows event logs?

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