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  1. #1
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    server overloaded?

    hey all,

    I am a reseller an all my clients sites are only loading partial
    content. including my site. I checked WHM and
    I found this.

    Blinking RED

    Disk hdb1 (/backup) DMA+ 100 %




    And also this
    Server Load 3.79 (2 cpus)

    Anyone know what this means?
    Of course tech support will not answer.

    Thanks,
    d00t

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    It means the server is being used for something like back up or an upgrade.

    If it is constant then it could be another bigger problem.
    Gary Jones

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  3. #3
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    So would you say my host is backing up?

    Wonder why the sites are only loading partial content?

    thanks,
    d00t

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    just curious whats your site so I can test it out
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    Originally posted by gilbert
    just curious whats your site so I can test it out


    I sent you a PM

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    It means the backup partition on the second hard drive is full. Also, the load means that the server is having some sort of intensive application/program running which is eating cpu and or memory.

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  7. #7
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    How long does it take to reboot a server?
    Support replyied that they are fighting off ddos attacks and are
    now rebooting the server.

    what is ddos?

    Thanks,
    d00t

  8. #8
    reboot should take a minute or so.

    a DDOS attack is denial of service attack where a spammer attacks the server using up the resources and therefore slowing down the server or network for everyone else.

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    A reboot could take longer if it does a file checksum.
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    Anyway, if it's really a DDOS attack it might take a bit of time until things get back to normal, depending on how carefully the attack was planned.

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    Actually, if there are two physical CPUs in the server and they are using hyperthreading then a server load of 3.79 is not bad. Basically as a general rule of thumb divide the server load by the number of CPUs. (For a two physical server with hyperthreading (which splits the physical CPUs into two more units) a load of 4 would be approximately the same as a load of 1 on a one processor server. 4 divided by 4 = 1. In this case 3.7 divided by 4 < 4, which is less than 1.

    Actually the filled partition of /backup should not affect your server--only the backups. This means that no new backups will be written to the partition. Whether the host is actually putting backups on that partition is another matter. You can put anything there.
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  12. #12
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    its fixed for now.

    Thanks everyone!


    d00t

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