[rabbitmq-discuss] Recovering from power failure

tsuraan tsuraan at gmail.com
Mon Aug 3 18:08:41 BST 2009

I have a machine where rabbit (1.6.0) died brutally due to a power
failure, and now it can't start anymore.  It gets to starting
persister, and then we get:

starting persister            ...Erlang has closed
{"init terminating in

>From the eof, I'm guessing that some file wasn't completely written,
so the persister is pretty angry.  So, I have a few questions :)
Should rabbit be robust to power failures?  i.e, is the persister a
durable file structure, or is it fragile to being killed when writing?
 Also, is there a better way to recover than by wiping out the files
in the rabbit queue dir and re-initializing the queues?

I also have the erl_crash.dump if this is a bug that could be fixed
with a crash.dump.

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