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fcsvr_ldsd Not Responding

3164 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2009 11:18 PM by intrepidfedora RSS
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For some reason Activity Monitor is showing fcsvr_ldsd (server engine daemon) as not responding, even after a reboot and little activity. The process doesn't hang immediately after starting FCSvr, but after a certain amount of time passes. I've checked it out after hours when no one else is around, so no one is uploading or searching at the time.

Another symptom is slow starts of the FCSvr Client from the server itself, even though other operations (search, admin) seem to be okay once the login window comes up. Transcode operations are failing in the Job log with the error:

Compressor job resulted in error - Failed: 3x HOST [FCS01.local] error: NewMovieFromFile failed -606

A reboot has cleared the Compressor error for now, but fcsvr_ldsd is still red. We were having search performance problems this week as well, so I ran the postgreSQL "vacuum analyze" to compact the database. Searches picked up performance, but I saw no benefit to the hung process in Activity Monitor.

One last thing: every time I start up the FCSvr from System Preferences, I get an error:
There was an error communicating with the server. Database is not running, please start up the database server.

FCS starts anyway and seems to function normally (current problems excepting, of course). It's odd but hasn't given me any trouble, so it's unclear whether the startup problem is related to the hung engine.

Has anyone else seen problems of this sort? I've found plenty of tips about Compressor Transcode, but there's not much on the 'Net about fcsvr_ldsd. I think I've tripled the number of times it's been posted to a board or blog just by writing this question.

Message was edited by: intrepidfedora

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