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# 1  
Old 01-30-2009
How to check Server reboot reason

Hi,

I want to know how can we check Server reboot reason on Suse linux ?
or what caused server to reboot or hung.

anyone knows abut the it. ?

Bryan
# 2  
Old 01-30-2009
The trouble is that when a server has problems, it often is not able to write to a log file.

There are a number of logs in /var/log , including

Code:
/var/log/boot

or

Code:
/var/log/boot.log

Did you search there or the other syslog files?
# 3  
Old 02-02-2009
/var/log/boot.msg also may hold some hints, as well as /var/log/mesasges, on my OpenSuSE 11.0 I have the following :
Code:
egrep -i '(shut|reboot)' messages > reboots.log

and when I 'cat' the file :
Quote:
Jul 23 15:42:16 linux gconfd (sysgate-11792): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Jul 23 15:55:22 linux gconfd (sysgate-14966): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Jul 23 15:56:03 linux shutdown[15887]: shutting down for system reboot
Jul 23 15:59:32 (none) gconfd (sysgate-3222): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Aug 6 11:44:49 sysgate shutdown[13612]: shutting down for system halt
Aug 8 13:08:19 sysgate shutdown[26689]: shutting down for system reboot
Aug 8 13:16:42 sysgate shutdown[4491]: shutting down for system reboot
Sep 30 08:57:43 sysgate gconfd (sysgate-5530): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Nov 3 16:28:42 sysgate gconfd (root-13249): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Nov 6 05:14:15 sysgate gconfd (sysgate-13256): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Dec 8 10:56:59 sysgate gconfd (root-4829): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Dec 8 10:57:36 sysgate gconfd (root-4986): GConf server is not in use, shutting down.
Dec 18 10:29:00 sysgate shutdown[31600]: shutting down for system reboot
Dec 18 10:47:54 sysgate shutdown[7833]: shutting down for system reboot
Dec 18 11:18:20 sysgate shutdown[31208]: shutting down for system reboot
# 4  
Old 02-05-2009
Guys thankx for reply but i really didnt find anything from this boot and message logs files. I think configuring dump collecting system can only help in such matter ?

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