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11:00PM Clatter?

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:49 pm
by cheesyboofs
Every night at 21:00 one of my NAS’s clatters away as if it is running a check disk but I have not scheduled one. I have checked the messages file and also the cron log but I can find absolutely no record or reason for it. Can someone tell me what it is or how I find out whether it is something harmless or harmful?


Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:08 am
by vplayer
is it connected to the internet, plug it off during nights and see what happens.

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:04 pm
by clpalmer
write a simple script to log the output of ps every few seconds from 20:59 to 21:01. See what was started up.

I think I had mysql or some such doing an update at some point in the night that I had to remove. It was in cron though, so you'd see it if it was that.