ispconfig running "SELECT SUM" in mysql constantly?

Discussion in 'General' started by craigfanman, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. craigfanman

    craigfanman Member

    Hi. This might be a shot in the dark but, I have a webserver that is quite regularly getting really chocked by mysql, and the main culprit is the root user running:

    SELECT SUM(data_length+index_length) FROM information_schema.TABLES WHERE table_schema='somedb'

    on every db in the database all the time over and over again. I've tried changing the root mysql pass but this still happens and I dont know where its coming from. Is it ispconfig doing this and if so am I able to turn it off? I guess its doing this to log sizes for quotas etc...?
  2. iNet Specialists

    iNet Specialists New Member

    It looks like it is... as part of the cron, it looks to be triggered every 5 minutes from

    I could see that being a bit too often if you have a large number of databases on the server.

    As a TEMPORARY STOP GAP, you could hand edit that file and change the schedule to run that particular part of the cron jobs to "At minute 5 past every 3rd hour" instead of the default which is every 5th minute.

    # vi /usr/local/ispconfig/server/lib/classes/cron.d/
    // job shedule
     protected $_schedule = '*/5 * * * *';
    to something like....
    // job schedule
     protected $_schedule = '5 */3 * * *';
    REMEMBER to save using ':wq'
    If you want a different time, you can use this tool to figure what it would look like...*/3_*_*_*

    And, you don't have to use "vi", you can use any of the text editors available on your system to edit the file.
  3. craigfanman

    craigfanman Member

    Aha yep thats sorted it, thanks very much good to know what it was :)

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