[rabbitmq-discuss] Server crash, won't start up

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Tue Jul 26 11:56:26 BST 2011


On 24/07/11 20:28, James Carr wrote:
> I'm still sleuthing around to figure out the crash. The box had been
> restarted due to connection issues and hangs in that stage during
> startup.

As Matthew asked, what makes you think it *hangs* rather than just 
taking a long time?

> for now I deleted the data files under
> /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit at brokerm01 and it starts up fine
> (albiet with any unprocessed messages dropped).

Argh, if it *really* hangs that would have been the data we need to 
reproduce the problem :(

> Still looking through the logs to see what happened... is there any
> place that records memory high watermark bypasses?

Yes, that's in the logs. Look for entries involving 


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