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Web Hosting Technical Support => Errors and Solutions => Topic started by: Administrator on December 14, 2013, 09:27:54 AM

Title: server atd[10055]: File a0001a015f162e is in wrong format - aborting
Post by: Administrator on December 14, 2013, 09:27:54 AM
Hello Members,

I want you to be aware of the strange issue that I faced on one of our CentOS servers. System log file /var/log/messages was flooded with the error message as below. The log file was so large with these messages that the server ran our of disk space.

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server atd[10055]: File a0001a015f162e is in wrong format - aborting

This should be due to the at command which was not executed properly. You will have to find the job number and then remove the job from the queue.

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# atq a0001a015f162e

It should show an output as below. This will help to get hold of the job number.

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# 15 2013-10-05 00:42 a root

Here, the job number is 15. Use the command below to remove the job number from queue.

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# atrm 15

This should stop occupying the disk space on the server.