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A shell script to check on Apache
Authored by: hanksd on Jan 04, '05 12:42:26AM

My tech (a very sharp guy) and I have been struggling with a similar issue: FileMaker Unlimited running on an Xserve (10.3.7) crashes randomly when executing complex JDBC access routines via remote Java scripts. No ryme or reason to the number of events before it hangs FM. JDBC for FM 6 is extremely flaky especially with lots of "or" conditions on a lookup. (FM just released a new JDBC for FM v7... but real world still runs FM 6 which will not link easily to FM7 files so we cannot just upgrade the one module. Basically all support for our 16 FM Pro licenses, FM Server and FM Unlimited has been dropped), Problem is that the site MUST be up 24X7.

We need to detect when FM is hung, then kill it, then restart FM. What changes would you suggest to accomodate this sequence of events?

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A shell script to check on Apache
Authored by: imacusr on Jan 04, '05 01:36:59AM
If you're using OS X Server on that Xserve, definitely check out watchdog; see
man watchdog
for more details.

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A shell script to check on Apache
Authored by: TvE on Jan 05, '05 02:45:25AM

Yep, as mentioned in the first message in this thread ;-)

And no I cant find the wathdog on the client, so it IS a server thing (seems logical!)

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