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Old 02-12-2004, 12:06 PM   #1
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script to check if the service is running

Hi all,

How to write a script to restart the mysql server when it is down.
Old 02-13-2004, 09:25 PM   #2
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One way is to have your script run "/etc/init.d/mysql status" and look for either "stopped" or "started" in the output (using grep). You may also be able to find out whether it's running by whether or not there's a process ID file in /var/run (should be called /var/run/ - if it's there, it's probably running.

/etc/init.d may or may not exist depending on your distro... sometimes there are different directories for each runlevel, so poke around until you find it.
Old 02-16-2004, 07:27 AM   #3
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Thanks Wapcaplet. I now write a script to check if the process ID file isin /var/run.


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