You might have noticed that over the last few weeks, I’ve been looking at ways I can improve the way I work in an attempt to be more productive. Last week, I shared a little about using accessible document storage to improve the way you share information.
Recently, on my CentOS server, I had my system error log at /var/log/messages flooded with a whole heap of lines like the one below.
server01 atd: File a0001001567d06 is in wrong format – aborting
Naturally, this continued until the server ran out of disk space and died. I couldn’t work out how the issue actually originated however, I managed to fix the issue by deleting the at job that was failing.
The following commands fixed the problem for me.
First of all use atq to find out the job number.
# atq a0001001567d06
You should get a response similar to the one below. The first number is the job number you need to run the next command.
16 2012-09-04 00:38 a root
Using the job number from above, run atrm to remove the troublesome job
# atrm 16