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cPanel Tailwatchd failed: A restart was attempted automatically

First we can check what is Tailwatchd:

Tailwatchd is a technical driver which monitors the logs in cPanel for any error. It also monitors the cPanel modules like chkservd, cpbandwd, eximstats and so on.

Earlier, there were three daemons who would collect information on mail and bandwidth logs. They were antirelayd, eximstats, and cpbandwd.But now, they are deprecated. So, tailwatchd manages all the services done by these daemons.

Actually, the tailwatchd is much better as it is more robust and lightweight. Also, they reduce the server load to a great extent.

Sometimes, you will get alerts like,

tailwatchd failed @  Nov 25 00:33:10 2013.A restart was attempted automagically

Service Check Method: [check command] tailwatchd is not running

To check tailwatch logs use the following command,

tail -f /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatchd_log

Now restart cPanel, the tailwatchd will also restart with that.

service cpanel restart

To see the services handle by tailwatched

/usr/local/cpanel/libexec/tailwatchd –status

tailwatchd is enabled

 Running, PID 28379
 Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::ChkServd
 Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::Eximstats
 Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::cPBandwd
 Driver (Active: 1) Cpanel::TailWatch::Antirelayd

Then see the logs one more after the restart using,

tail -f /usr/local/cpanel/logs/tailwatchd_log

If you are still seeing the failed logs, then you need to update cPanel. For updating cPanel use the command below,

/scripts/upcp –force

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