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Old 04-26-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Red face postfix status:master dead but pidfile exist


please help urgentlyostfix status:[COLOR="DarkRed"]master dead but pid file exist[/COLOR]
Old 04-26-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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First do .. service postfix stop and then service postfix start.

If it does not help, try to delete the pid file.

To search for the pid file use the command

find / -iname

If nothing helps, check the logs at /var/log/maillog or /var/log/messages
Old 02-07-2018, 02:50 AM   #3
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Postfix : master dead but pid file exists

# /etc/init.d/postfix status
master dead but pid file exists

Clear PID from below files

# > /var/spool/postfix/pid/
# > /var/lock/subsys/postfix (if exists)
# > /var/lib/postfix/master.lock

and restart the postfix service.

# /etc/init.d/postfix restart
Old 02-07-2018, 09:17 AM   #4
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