Opsview - Housekeeping - Cronjob Monitor service check looks at the timestamp of
/opt/opsview/coreutils/var/opsview_cronjobs.stat and, if the timestamp is old, goes critical. The timestamp of this file is updated at the end of a successful housekeeping cron job. Something prevented the timestamp updating when the housekeeping cron job last ran.
This is usually caused by a permissions error under
/opt/opsview/coreutils/var/backups/. The permissions error prevents the housekeeping cron job completing successfully so the timestamp of
opsview_cronjobs.statis not updated. We typically see this on systems that have been upgraded from Opsview 5.4.
- Log in to the orchestrator as
- Check for
Permission deniederrors in the
grep -i "permission denied" /opt/opsview/coreutils/var/log/opsview_cronjobs.log
Here is an example of a typical permissions error:
Removing files from /opt/opsview/coreutils//var/backups over 30 days old: find: ‘/opt/opsview/coreutils//var/backups/sw-migration/etc’: Permission denied
If you see
Permission denied errors, continue to the next step. If you do not see any such errors, examine the
/opt/opsview/coreutils/var/log/opsview_cronjobs.log file for other errors and contact support.
- Fix the permissions using
chown opsview:opsview /opt/opsview/var/backups/* /opt/opsview/coreutils/var/backups/*
- Wait for the housekeeping cronjob to run normally. The timestamp of the
opsview_cronjobs.statfile should update when the housekeeping cron job completes successfully. After the timestamp updates, the
Opsview - Housekeeping - Cronjob Monitorservice check should go OK.
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