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Old 02-22-2015, 12:04 PM   #1
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Cool Email server got cold start- Logs??


Hi all,
one of our email server was coldstart. how can I check on logs and the root cause?
for some reason there is no var/log/messages on the server!

what could be reasons?

thanks

Linda

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Old 02-23-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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Hi all,
one of our email server was coldstart. how can I check on logs and the root cause? for some reason there is no var/log/messages on the server! what could be reasons?
No idea, since you don't tell us what email server you're using, version/distro of Linux, or provide ANY useful details. We can't guess. Some newer versions of Linux don't have a /var/log/messages file, and use other logging methods. You may have a different name for your system log.

Without details, we can't help at all.
 
Old 02-23-2015, 01:37 PM   #3
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Hi, thanks for reply.
seems, I got to move it to Solaris server topics.
# uname -a
SunOS to5email1 5.10 Generic_127127-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V890

# cd /var/adm/messages
-bash: cd: /var/adm/messages: No such file or directory

# cd /var/
# ls
crash dt run sma_snmp statmon tmp
 
Old 04-27-2015, 12:39 PM   #4
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The /var/adm directory contains several message files. The most recent messages are in the /var/adm/messages file. After a period of time (usually every week), a new messages file is automatically created. The original contents of the messages file are rotated to a file named messages.1. Over a period of time, the messages are further rotated to messages.2 and messages.3, and then deleted.

1.Log in as superuser.
2.Type the following command:
# more /var/adm/messages


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