Linux Troubleshootings

tailwatchd is not running – A restart was attempted automagically

Last night, i got an email from one of my client’s CPanel server that tailwatched is failed and is not running.

Email contained :

tailwatchd failed @ Fri Dec 23 00:30:10 2011.A restart was attempted automagically
Service Check Method: [check command] tailwatchd is not running

To see what services handle by tailwatched

/usr/local/cpanel/libexec/tailwatchd --status

tailwatchd is enabled
Running, PID 24278
Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::ChkServd
Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::Eximstats
Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::cPBandwd
Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::Antirelayd

Restart CPanel service, this should reload tailwatched as well.
service cpanel restart

Well, we don’t recommend but if you think there isn’t any critical application LIVE running, you can run Full CPanel Update:
/scripts/upcp --force

If you are still unable to resolve this issue then let us know by sending output of;
tail -f /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatchd_log