Check Process by Pattern Match

Sometimes when a daemon really cannot create a PID file, the procmatch feature can be used to monitor a process. In order to do this, with the process running, first issue:

ps ax | grep <PATTERN>

where <PATTERN> is part of the name of the process you want to match and then issue:

monit procmatch <PATTERN>

where <PATTERN> is the same pattern you used before.

After that, a monit configuration file can be changed, from:

check process myprocess with pidfile /var/run/


check process myprocess matching "<PATTERN>"

in order to match a process by the <PATTERN> you used.

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