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plesk is making big load

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by AleksandarI, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. AleksandarI

    AleksandarI Guest

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    I have dual quad-core AMD with 8GB RAM and 500GB SATA-II HDD. And when somebody open setup link in Cp in any domain, load is jumping from 5 to 11-15 :(
    In same time, process : /opt/psa/admin/bin/usermng --isquotable-quiet is active

    Does anybody know what is wrong :S

    p.s, my biggest mistake I made this year is taking plesk as CP. I will regreting forever
     
  2. atomicturtle

    atomicturtle Golden Pleskian

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    Maybe a disk is going bad? Load is generally a factor of disk IO
     
  3. AleksandarI

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    to be honest, it might be. many things generate huge load, untar even not too big files
    mail server when there are more than 100 mails to process.

    I will try to check disks, somehow :S
     
  4. wdriver

    wdriver Basic Pleskian

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    I had a problem which basically sounds the same as yours. It was a bad RAID driver. Are you experiencing large 'wa' % from your cpu?

    To check:
    ssh in and run:
    top

    then press '1' to display all cpu's

    Then view the 'wa' %

    It is it a high figure it can suggest a slow writing to hdd's. (as was my case).
     
  5. AleksandarI

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    yes, wa % is big. Usuallly, it is huge on 3 of 8 CPUs :S

    messing with RAID drivers on production server is not too much clever :S
     
  6. wdriver

    wdriver Basic Pleskian

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    If it is a RAID problem check for updated drivers, the final decision is up to you on how you proceed. Updated drivers were available for me. I had a Dell Poweredge 860 (raid 1).
    My solution however was a new server and migrated across (the old server was 3yrs old). I (like you) didn't want to upgrade the RAID drivers with over 500 domains on the server.

    To lessen the problem while it was there i changed /var/qmail/control/concurrencylocal setting to:
    1

    This meant only 1 email was processed at a time. On my server with the raid problem this meant 1 email was processed every 10 seconds. This relieved the stress on the server greatly & let me sleep at night! As email is the main thing that is generally writing larger files to the hdd's. Everything else is mostly reading which i didn't have a problem with.

    I hope this helps, i dealt with this problem for 18 months before i finally got rid of the server...
     
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