While setting up a QNAP NAS server, I cam across an unusual problem.
Apparently its quite common to have the server generate warnings that say:
- Re-launch process [smbd]
- Re-launch process [stunnel]
This happens every minute, so it makes it difficult to monitor for “real” problems.
At first, I decided to just re-install the firmware, and that got rid of the warnings until I restored the configuration backup file… then it was generating the usual of warnings again.
I didn’t want to re-enter all the settings manually, so I tried deleting and re-created the RAID system (didn’t help)
I saw a brief mention on a forum, that a bad RAID setup can cause these errors.
So I tried the following:
- Restore to factory defaults
- Initialise the drives (and wait until the initialisation is complete… it can take hours)
- retore configuration backup file
It looks like I might have done some important configuration changes while the drives were initialising… I guess patience is the key in this case!