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From Russell <>
Subject Re: Couch crashing every couple of days
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:43:22 GMT
Thanks guys, I'll definitely give the auto restart a go, but I am a
little worried about what the debug level logging is going to do to my
production servers.

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Randall Leeds <> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 02:08, Dirkjan Ochtman <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:05, Russell <> wrote:
>>> I am well aware that a crash report with no information is useless,
>>> but I cannot find any logs that tell me what happened. So my question
>>> is:
>>> 1. Where should I be looking for information about the crash?
>> You could try to turn on debug-level logs to see what happens right
>> before it goes down. Also, is there any memory pressure on the server?
>> You might also want to check your syslog.
>>> 2. What is the best way to auto restart couch on Ubuntu whenever this happens?
>> I think you can just use normal monitoring services (monit,
>> supervisor, that kind of thing).
> There's heartbeat option (-r X) which will restart the server after X
> seconds if it dies.
> If you're starting couchdb from an init script you may also find
> /etc/default/couchdb (or something equivalent in your distro) is a
> good place to set this.

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