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Updated Tue, 16 Aug 2022 01:32:25 GMT

Why can't I see the monit binary in the process list after starting it?

I have monit running and working (I set up a dummy warning that is getting sent), but I don't see any binary called "monit" in the process list. Furthermore if I sort the processes by newest process, the only things I see are the processes relevant to monit sending out emails I don't see the monit binary itself.

more info

I installed it with apt-get monit

I started it with service monit start

# ps -ef | grep monit
root     29985 23882  0 02:07 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto monit`


It sounds like you didn't start it in the background. Uncomment the following line in /etc/monit/monitrc:

## Start Monit in the background (run as a daemon):
set daemon  120           # check services at 2-minute intervals

to run it as a daemon. Restart Monit and verify with ps, you will see something like this:

$ ps -ef | grep [m]onit
root      8530     1  0 09:10 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/monit

Comments (1)

  • +0 – Ahhh hahaha, that was it. So I guess it was just doing one check and then quiting. — Nov 08, 2011 at 02:16