[asterisk-users] Asterisk routine maintenance activities

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Thu Apr 23 13:33:07 CDT 2009

On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, Darrick Hartman wrote:

> Rob Hillis wrote:
>> Kurian Thayil wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 15:24 +1000, Lee, John (Sydney) wrote:
>>>> Daily Asterisk restart
>>> Do you think its mandatory in production env?????
>> Daily?  No.  However, after implementing a weekly restart of Asterisk,
>> I've found the instance of lockups and CPU utilisation spikes have
>> decreased significantly.
> Unless you're using some unstable modules, there really should be no
> need to restart Asterisk.  Is there a certain activity that is causing
> these lockups?  I have low power systems which haven't had Asterisk
> restarted in months many times.  Granted, these are mostly low call
> volume systems, but unless there is a memory leak, you should not needed
> to restart the Asterisk process.  (my guess is one of the modules you
> are using has some sort of problem).

I had a 1.2 instance running over a year and a half with a ton of live 
calls to a custom AGI.  If you are having to restart asterisk something 
must be wrong.


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