One of our Other dedicated servers which we use for Databases decided everynight to hang and the only way to bring it back up would be a physical reboot! Even logging in Via SSH hung!
So after weeks of trying this and that figuring what would be wrong after Multiple Hardware Changes, Kernel upgrades even new box, still the problem occured
Then we noticed it seemed to be crashing between certain times each nigh…then we figured out Backups! Cpanel backups run around that time!!
Since our backups were stored as .tar.gz alot of people on the Net were complaining of similar problems by compressing it it would eat up a lot of memory and take up huge server loads!..
So decided to change the backups to INCREMENTAL instead via Cpanel Backup manager! so will run that tonight and see how it goes
since its a DB server with few accounts its ideal because incremental backups takes up a lot of space! plus advantage is that if someone accidentally deleted a file no need for us to restore the entire acccount! we could just pick the file that needed restoring
will see how it goes tonight Inshallah ! and will update the blog!