Solution for zimbra server status error


The other day I was setting up failover solution for my clients zimbra server and along the way it stopped showing server status as ‘not running’. I could login to zimbra admin panel, send and receive emails as a regular user and ‘zmcontrol status’ showed everything as running. Later I found the server status error due to logging system which was molested during the failover setup process. To fix the situtation, I ran the following:

As root user:

/etc/init.d/rsyslog restart

After that I change into zimbra user with:

su - zimbra

As a zimbra user I ran:


Then I restarted zimbra services:

zmcontrol restart

This fixed that false alarm about no service running.