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Stopping unwanted collabd errors in /var/log/system.log on Mavericks Server

As part of standing up a new DeployStudio server on Mavericks Server in my shop, I noticed that I had a lot of errors showing up in /var/log/system.log that looked like this:

September 5 10:21:16 servername_here collabd[240]: [CSConnectionPool.m:196 fa7d000 +9998ms] Could not open a connection to Postgres. Please make sure it is running and has the correct access.
September 5 10:21:16 servername_here collabd[240]: [CSXCWorkSchedulerService.m:196 fa7d000 +0ms] Failed to open DB connection, retrying in 10s: [CSDatabaseError] Connection to DB failed

This error is caused by OS X Server’s wiki service trying and failing to get a database connection. Googling for those errors led me to a lot of results on how to fix a busted Wiki on OS X Server, but I wasn’t interested in running OS X’s wiki service on this box. If you’re in a similar situation, the collabd service can be stopped via Mavericks Server’s serveradmin tool to fix this issue.

To stop the collabd service, run the following command:

sudo serveradmin stop collabd

After a few minutes, you should see the following output:

collabd:state = "STOPPED"

The errors should also stop appearing in /var/log/system.log.

  1. September 6, 2014 at 1:54 am

    And here I was thinking you were going to tell me how to fix my busted wiki server.

  2. September 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks. That solved my problem.

  3. Iain Devine
    December 8, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Hi Do you know if collard is needed by the profile manager by any chance ? I have that running and I don’t want to clobber it just to get rid of the pesky error messages

  4. Ken Lin
    July 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Thank you~

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