[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ Completely Unusable

SixDegrees paulcarlisle at comcast.net
Tue Oct 11 22:24:15 BST 2011

Thanks. This got me up and running again.

Emile Joubert-2 wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> On 09/10/11 19:28, SixDegrees wrote:
>> I had Celery/RabbitMQ running perfectly on Friday. After a reboot, none
>> of
>> the rabbitmqctl commands work; they all return the message:
>> Status of node rabbit at basalt ...
>> Error: unable to connect to node rabbit at basalt: nodedown
>> diagnostics:
>> - nodes and their ports on basalt: [{rabbitmqctl4119,39973}]
>> - current node: rabbitmqctl4119 at basalt
>> - current node home dir: /var/lib/rabbitmq
>> - current node cookie hash: 21qdNRGvqYUEWK3+aXB7wA==
> Are you sure the broker is running at the time when you execute
> rabbitmqctl? Are there any entries in the broker logfile at the same
> time as these messages get logged?
> The broker startup banner contains the cookie hash. Is this the same as
> the one reported by rabbitmqctl?
>> The port and nodename suffix are different each time, and the cookie hash
>> does not correspond to the one in /var/lib/rabbitmq/.erlang.cookie, nor
>> can
>> I find any other instance of the cookie file on the machine. Hostname
>> 'basalt' is listed in /etc/hosts under '  basalt'; this has not
>> been changed since Friday.
>> I have tried starting rabbitmq-server at runtime as a service; and at the
>> command line with no arguments and with the '-detached' argument, all
>> with
>> similar results.
>> What do I have to do to recover my previously working system? Failing
>> that,
>> what do I have to delete to get RabbitMQ back to a working, uninitialized
>> state?
> If you move or remove the contents of the mnesia directory then rabbit
> will startup in a default state.
> -Emile
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