Tailwatchd failed: A restart was attempted automagically

CPanel server tailwatchd is failed and is not running – A restart was attempted automagically

Email contained :

tailwatchd failed @ Fri Dec 25 00:33:10 2012.A restart was attempted automagically
Service Check Method: [check command] tailwatchd is not running

You can check the tailwatchd logs for the failure reasons:

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

Restart CPanel service, this should reload tailwatched as well.

service cpanel restart

To see what 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

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

If you still continue to receive the ‘tailwatchd failed’ emails, you can run Full CPanel Update:

/scripts/upcp –force


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