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"DB ERROR: Connect Failed"

Discussion in 'Help' started by ghurty, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    I tried upgrading to the new version of aastra xml scripts. I followede all the instructions of removing the old and installing the new ones.

    The new onels failed on install. Which is no big deal, however, now I cant connect to freepbx, I get an "Fatal Error DB ERROR: Connect Failed" error.

    I did not make any other changes.

  2. jroper

    jroper Guru

    This suggests a mismatch between the MySQL password and the settings in /etc/amportal.conf

    Log onto mysql with the credentials in amportal.conf at the command line to check these are in order.

    Also, do check that you can ping localhost.

  3. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    I am able to ping localhost.

    When I try to connect, (mysql -u asteriskuser -h localhost -p)I get the following error:
    ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

    The settings in the amportal.conf file ar ethe default:


    "status" shows everything is okay.

  4. MyKroFt

    MyKroFt Guru

    shutdown mysql - /etc/init.d/mysqld stop
    remove the sockets file(s)
    and then restart it - /etc/init.d/mysqld start

    or update-fixes should fix it as well - looks like your permissions on the socket file got hosed
  5. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    I went to "/var/lib/mysql" but I dont see any socket file there.

    When I try to run update-fixes, it completes with out it showing anything being done, and then when I choose not to display a log, it shows:

    Insufficient disk space; try again later
    Insufficient disk space; try again later
    returntosender: cannot select queue for root
    Insufficient disk space; try again later
    returntosender: cannot select queue for postmaster
    putbody: write error: No space left on device
    Error writing control file qfo621QTmO024544: No space left on device

    Thank you
  6. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    When I run df, I get:

    root@pbx:~ $ df
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda2             27536316  26662688         0 100% /
    /dev/hda1               101086     11156     84711  12% /boot
    tmpfs                   127552         0    127552   0% /dev/shm
  7. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    I deleted everything in the tftboot directory, but it still shows the same and gives same error
  8. The Deacon

    The Deacon Guru

    To see where the largest (or fullest) directory is do this (as root):

    cd /
    du -sk * | sort -n

    This will tell you which directories are the fullest, starting with the emptiest. Then start in that directory and work your way backwards.
  9. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    File: full.4 in var/log/asterisk is about 22GB big.

    I am assuming I can delete it. How does that get to be so big, and how do I stop that from happening again?

  10. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    I deleted the file, and every started working. No need to delete the socket file.

    How do I stop this from happening again?
  11. blanchae

    blanchae Guru

    Regularly monitor your asterisk log file and delete it... It is a text file that can grow quite large as you found out. Regularly monitoring it should be part of your routine admin duties. The more familar you are with it, the better you will be able to troubleshoot problems when they come. At first it seems daunting but it's easy after a while.

    The alternative is to rewrite the cron script to delete the log file after so many days...
  12. blanchae

    blanchae Guru

    Forgot to mention, thanks for posting the solution. Monitoring the log file is easy to overlook when you first start using PiaF and you've given a very good example of how something as simple as a log file can have dramatic impact.
  13. amygrant

    amygrant Guru

    Well, it looks like your main drive partition is full. Mysql isn't a fan of full drives as it needs to be able to create temp files. If there is no room to make said temp file, then mysql won't run.

    If you make some room on /hda2, you can then probably start mysql and your problem will be fixed.
  14. The Deacon

    The Deacon Guru

    Here is a script that I've been using for quite a while on most of my Linux/Mac boxes:

    # Quick script to monitor disk space - cron this to run every hour
    # If disk used space >= $ALERT send an email to $ADMIN
    # Set our alert level (as a percentage of capacity)
    # When threshold has been met / exceeded, who do we tell
    df -H | grep -vE 'cdrom|devfs|^Filesystem|tmpfs'| awk '{ print $5 " " $1 }' | while read line;
      used=$(echo $line | awk '{ print $1}' | cut -d'%' -f1 )
      filesystem=$(echo $line | awk '{ print $2 }' )
      if [ $used -ge $ALERT ]; then
        echo "$filesystem on $(hostname) is at $used% of capacity" | mail -s "ALERT: $filesystem on $(hostname) is at $used% of capacity!" $ADMIN
  15. ghurty

    ghurty Senior Member

    Thank you for help.

    Is there a way to automatically limit how big the log file will get? That way one does not need to go manually delete the log file?

    Thank you
  16. jroper

    jroper Guru

    Look at logrotate, with the size option.

  17. dghundt

    dghundt Guru

    Getting same error.
    Cannot connect to any sip extensions either.

    root@pbx:~ $ df
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda2             76024929  76024728         0 100% /
    /dev/sda1               118523      9596    102905   9% /boot
    tmpfs                  1037060         0   1037060   0% /dev/shm
    root@pbx:~ $ cd/
    -bash: cd/: No such file or directory
    root@pbx:~ $ cd /
    root@pbx:/ $ du -sk * | sort -n
    du: cannot read directory `proc/12000': No such file or directory
    0       misc
    0       net
    0       proc
    0       sys
    1       home
    1       media
    1       selinux
    1       srv
    12      lost+found
    120     dev
    1855    tmp
    2766    tftpboot
    5482    boot
    6401    bin
    29721   sbin
    44849   etc
    75509   lib
    82149   opt
    110862  tmp.mondo.19696
    217912  root
    666001  mondo.scratch.7136
    1494296 usr
    7494884 var
    32770426        backup
    32994124        mnt
    In the backup folder, I see 50 mondo rescue iso's all created on 7/25/2010. There are 50 iso's in one day (a sunday).
    mnt/usbmondo had another load of files, created on 7/18/2010 (which is 7 days difference)
    So, I deleted these.

    I see a scheduled cron job in webmin, three together
    So I made these inactive. Any issues with this?
    I ran update-fixes as suggested above after freeing disk space.

    I've been running this system for over a year, never configured any mondo backups/crons????? Never checked if it was just running in background, and now file size finally maybe became too large.
    I do not see any unauthorized calls in my cdr.

                PBX in a Flash Version 1.3 Daemon Status
    * Asterisk  * ONLINE  * Zaptel    * ONLINE  * MySQL      * ONLINE  *
    * SSH       * ONLINE  * Apache    * ONLINE  * Iptables   * ONLINE  *
    * Fail2ban  * ONLINE  * IP Connect* ONLINE  * Ip6tables  * ONLINE  *
    * BlueTooth * ONLINE  * Hidd      * ONLINE  * NTPD       * ONLINE  *
    * Sendmail  * ONLINE  * Samba     * OFFLINE * Webmin     * ONLINE  *
    * Ethernet0 * ONLINE  * Ethernet1 *   N/A   * Wlan0      *   N/A   *
    * Running Asterisk Version : LOADING
    * Asterisk Source Version  :
    * Zaptel Source Version    :
    * Libpri Source Version    : 1.4.7
    * Addons Source Version    : 1.4.7
    pbx.local on 192.xx.xx.xx - eth0
    CentOS release 5.2 (Final) :32 Bit Kernel: 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5
     For help on PBX commands than you can run type help-pbx           *
  18. jroper

    jroper Guru

    Your disk is full too.

  19. dghundt

    dghundt Guru

    yah, I deleted the mondo backups, killed the cron job with webmin (I use acronis image backups), and everything started to come alive again.

    I added to this thread to share my learning curve in case someone else has the default mondo setup installed on their system with a small-ish hard drive. Great pbx. Great forum. Thanks!

    what are these cron jobs? They were linked together in webmin with the backup cron.
  20. drmurdoch

    drmurdoch Member

    Would this be a good cron job to add for my PBX ? (in my sig) ?

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