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RE: [monit] Can I use monit to monitor file/directory removal?

From: cuongnm
Subject: RE: [monit] Can I use monit to monitor file/directory removal?
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 17:02:14 +0700

Dear Dave,

Thank you very much for your suggestion. My problem is that i am not very 
familiar with the Linux distribution installed on my server so i don’t know how 
to find the process which somehow deletes the directory needed by proftpd 

Any other thought?

Best regards,
Nguyen Manh Cuong

-----Original Message-----
From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of David Campbell
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2007 4:03 PM
To: This is the general mailing list for monit
Subject: Re: [monit] Can I use monit to monitor file/directory removal?

Nguyen Manh Cuong wrote:
> Hello list members,
> I am falling into a big problem which is the FTP service in my server 
> randomly stops working due to the /var/run/proftpd directory becomes 
> deleted somehow. The workaround is to run this command via SSH:
> sudo mkdir /var/run/proftpd
> After recreating the directory, FTP will start working again.
> So I need an utility to monitor the removal of that directory and if 
> the directory does not exist at al the utility will automatically 
> recreate it. Can monit do so? If it does, please tell me how to do as 
> I have read the monit manual thoroughly but not found a solution.
> Thank you for your support.

Shouldn't you like fix the process that is deleting important files from 
your file system?

Just a thought


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