unexpected reboot / which files to check

Zbigniew Szalbot z.szalbot at lc-words.com
Sun Apr 27 16:20:00 UTC 2008

Hello all,

Dominic Fandrey pisze:

>> Which files (apart from /var/log/messages) one should check to determine
>> why server was suddenly rebooted? I am on a FreeBSD 7.0-Release.
> I would take a look weather any dumps showed up in /var/crash

Nothing in /var/crash

This is the last line before reboot:
Apr 27 10:48:39 relay syslogd: exiting on signal 15

This is the first line during system startup:
Apr 27 10:57:40 relay syslogd: kernel boot file is /boot/kernel/kernel

Which leads me to believe the system was off for a few minutes. It is a 
new machine, currently not too much loaded so it wouldn't take so long 
to start (9 minutes).

Will check with the provider if there was some short power failure or 
something like that.


Zbigniew Szalbot

Zbigniew Szalbot
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