MS hangs with strange clamav database
Ronny T. Lampert
telecaadmin at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 12:29:07 IST 2008
Usually the clamav database looks like this:
#> ls -l /var/clamav/
-rw-r--r-- 1 clamav clamav 396261 Apr 7 12:39 daily.cvd
-rw-r--r-- 1 clamav clamav 13050207 Apr 7 12:39 main.cvd
-rw------- 1 clamav clamav 52 Apr 7 12:40 mirrors.dat
But sometimes the daily.cvd and main.cvd get strangely converted to
subdirectories with around 10 files in them - that's when MS starts to
hang and not process any mail at all.
Apr 7 12:34:10 SERVER MailScanner: None of the files matched by
the "Monitors For ClamAV Updates" patterns exist!
... which of course is true because of my setting
Monitors for ClamAV Updates = /var/clamav/*.cvd
My question is twofold:
1) Has anybody seen a similar thing and why do the clamav files get strange?
2) What is the best value for "Monitors for ClamAV Updates" to prevent
such a breakdown in case clamav gets strange again?
Thanks and cheers,
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