Recently my server has been going down due to Bind and Apache continualy failing. It's happened at least 3 times in the last 2 days.
Anyone have any ideas what could cause this? I didn't have this problem before.
I've always been receiving this email from cPanel since February and was wondering if anyone either new what this was about or if you've also received it yourself and had something done about it. Thanks in advance.
IMPORTANT: Do not ignore this email.
You should backup all the data on the hard drives listed below and replace them as soon as possible.
S.M.A.R.T has detected that they are not peforming within normal operating paramaters.
Excessive ATA Errors on disk /dev/hda. Please consider replacing this drive. Some Errors may be normal due to not 100% compatible IDE controllers and may be ignored.
this is not an apache or blind problem this is a hard drive problem S.M.A.R.T. is a built in prog on western digital (and other) hard driver that detects failing hard drives. if you have been getting this error since feb i would suggest getting another hard drive and copy your existing patition over to the new drive as soon as possible.
more than likely apache and bind are on the secters that are failing, thats why they seem to fail, when your hard drive is seeking over the failed sectors most of the time the computer freezes or just simply shuts down.
Originally posted by DavidV Thanks for the reply. I had been getting this email in addition to having Bind and Apache fail. Right now my site is down. It has been for the last 2 hours, at least.
I guess I'll have my host replace the hard drives but I should wait til my server is back online so I can do a backup first.
I just have no idea why Bind and Apache started failing recently.