I personally use "monit" (available in debian repos), so when my server is
not working it restarts the nginx service, of course it can do other tests
like checking the HD usage that doesn't reach a level, send emails, check
for php service... etc

I have some hooks that I can share if you are interested to use monit

2016-10-15 0:22 GMT-05:00 Jonathan Aquilina <jaquil...@eagleeyet.net>:

> Hi Carsten,
>
> This is a description of puppet.
>
> https://puppet.com/product/how-puppet-works
>
> This is also something good to have in case you need to scale outwards,
> as well too easily have things configured and updated with out much
> intervention or hassle about needing root access to the server/s
>
> On 2016-10-09 15:26, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 09 Oct 2016 11:15:57 +0200 Jonathan Aquilina <
> jaquil...@eagleeyet.net>
> > said:
> >
> >> Hi Carsten,
> >>
> >> I think a good way forward would be to get a small server, I would even
> >> be willing to sponsor a vps and use puppet. It would make automation
> >> deployments and system management alot easier. I am going to be setting
> >> up puppet for my own systems. Would you be interested in such
> >> automation? Also what about infrastructure monitoring?
> >
> > i dislike the idea of getting an external vps/ we already get unlimited
> > bandwidth and have a dedicated mac╚čine that hosts lots of vm's we manage
> and
> > deploy. having something live outside of that makes it inconsistent.
> imho i
> > dislike that.
> >
> > i have no idea if we use puppet. i have never seen/hear it around our
> systems so
> > i assume we don't. i've never played with it. :) it might indeed be
> useful to
> > let us know when things go wrong and someone needs to do sopme rebooting
> > without having to check the site directly.
> >
> > i'd like to hear beber's input on this though. i personally like to keep
> things
> > as insanely simple as possible and as "standard and boring" as i can as
> that is
> > easy to deal with especially if the admin is asleep/away and someone
> else has
> > to step in. that is kind of why i don't like the idea of a "separate
> vps" as
> > this would then live in a completely different place and be managed
> > differently. we don't have a lack of memory or compute or disk space so
> we need
> > more of this. we do have a bug tho... :) a vps won't solve it as all it
> will do
> > is add another system/domain we currently don't need.
> >
> > On 2016-10-09 11:10, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:57:57 +0200 Jonathan Aquilina
> > <jaquil...@eagleeyet.net> said:
> >
> > what can i do to help get things sorted out as you had mentioned below
> > though. I am eager to help.
> > well talk with beber. if he trusts you then some debugging. the system is
> > running an oldish 3.18 kernel so who knows if an update fixes it or not.
> :)
> > we could so with cutting down our storage usage as we use 750g or so
> right
> > now out of 1tb. i think beber could do with help with some deployment
> work
> > - andy williams asked a few weeks back to set u a vm for a project of
> his.
> >
> > On 2016-10-09 10:55, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:17:23 +0200 Jonathan Aquilina
> > <jaquil...@eagleeyet.net> said:
> >
> > Regarding version control repos, why not offload to github which is free
> > even for those projects which are open source.
> > hell no. after having offloaded to sourecforge and finding servers going
> > down or things needing to be done that require admin control, no. we run
> > ours because anything else is generally worse.
> >
> > Bertrand, where do you need a hand. If you are saying this is a kernel
> > issue why not update the system and reboot. Also what is the host system
> > running distro wise?
> >
> > On 2016-10-09 02:20, Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, 08 Oct 2016 11:16:28 +0200 Jonathan Aquilina
> > <jaquil...@eagleeyet.net> said:
> >
> > anything I can help with. Would a server from soyoustart.com help in
> > anyway. I am willing to get the project one and take charge of its
> > maintenance
> > we have a very big beefy server. we're not running out of disk space,
> > processing power etc. (8 core xeon @ 2.2ghz, 48gb ram, 1tb or so of disk
> > space available across both ssd and hdd fully redundant raid0'd).
> >
> > the issue is a software issue i suspect in the host system kernel and we
> > just don't know why or what. (my suspicious is due to it needing a reboot
> > to fix).
> >
> > we have used a fair bit of disk space but tbh the largest user is jenkins
> > (253gb) and it probably could do with a cleanup after a few years to
> lean it
> > back down. we probably could shut down and archive the cvs and svn vm's
> > )extract out the cvs and svn db data to a compressed tarball and make
> that
> > available and otherwise nuke the vm's). that should cut that down to
> 1-2gb
> > saving about 18gb. web is using 52gb - i think that might do with some
> > trimming/compacting. phab is using 55gb - same. playschool is 66gb -
> maybe
> > trim too and re-compact down? e5v1 is pretty fat too (29g). the build
> vm's
> > are pretty bug (10 of them ranging from 270k to 65g - funny the windows10
> > vm for builds is only 18g. the gentoo ones are mostly 60gb or so -
> windows
> > is leaner than gentoo! :) )... and of course jenkins is at 253g.
> >
> > actually man we're fat on disk space usage. we really could do with a
> trim
> > there. the images are qcow2 images. we need to trim.
> >
> > On 2016-10-07 13:42, Mike Blumenkrantz wrote:
> >
> > Is there some way we could prevent this from happening? All the services
> > were unavailable for 8+ hours yesterday and it was incredibly disruptive.
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 11:09 PM Bertrand Jacquin <bertr...@jacquin.bzh>
> > wrote:
> >
> > Unspanked(tm)
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 07, 2016 at 12:18:07PM +1030, Simon Lees wrote: *** SPANK
> SPANK
> > SPANK!!! Enlightenment server is over capacity
> >
> > Please wait a moment and try again later.
> > For more information, take a look at #e on IRC, server irc.freenode.org.
> >
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