[Mailman-Users] reboot servers

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de
Wed Jun 1 09:18:55 CEST 2011

* Khalil Abbas <khillo100 at hotmail.com>:
> hi, 
> I have several vps servers with very limited resources running several large mailman lists, n these servers keep stopping from responding n sometimes mailq shows several errors like: too many open files in the system and not enough resourses ... etc.
> so every hour I do the following:
> mailmanctl stop
> postfix stop
> reboot
> to free up the system resources, and eventually the mailq shows empty n the mail gets delivered..
> is that a good thing I’m doing? for I can’t afford to upgrade the hardware, is there a better solution? is there any side effects??

It would be better to lower the default_process_limit in postfix

postconf -e "default_process_limit = 5"
postfix reload

Ralf Hildebrandt
  Geschäftsbereich IT | Abteilung Netzwerk
  Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  Campus Benjamin Franklin
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