Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Watchdog fails to run if database is broken

Posted by Ryan Gallimore on
Hi Andrew,

I usually run on all my servers to ensure the instance and db are up and running, along with watchdog.

Just point uptime at /SYSTEM/dbtest.tcl

Together, they cover most errors.


Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Ryan, yes, Uptime is a very useful service, and will catch cases like this one where all database access broke site-wide.

However, I can imagine a scenario where only some database access was broken, such that dbtest.tcl continued to work but Watchdog silently failed to run. That would be a Bad Thing.