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nginx fails to start with error nginx: [emerg] unknown log format "bytes"

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:20 pm
by zergling3000
Hi,

I updated and upgraded the server today. None of my websites are working. During the upgrade there was a prompt in the CLI that asked if I wanted to update the nginx configuration files or keep my current files. I told it to upgrade the nginx configuration files. None of my websites work. Please help me to get my websites working again! Here is what I have done to troubleshoot:

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sudo service nginx start
Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status nginx.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

someuser@server:~# nginx -t
nginx: [emerg] unknown log format "bytes" in /home/someuser/conf/web/domain.com.nginx.conf:20
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed
Thank you in advance to anyone willing to help.

Re: nginx fails to start with error nginx: [emerg] unknown log format "bytes"

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:03 pm
by grayfolk
zergling3000 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:20 pm
Hi,

I updated and upgraded the server today. None of my websites are working. During the upgrade there was a prompt in the CLI that asked if I wanted to update the nginx configuration files or keep my current files. I told it to upgrade the nginx configuration files. None of my websites work. Please help me to get my websites working again! Here is what I have done to troubleshoot:

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sudo service nginx start
Job for nginx.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status nginx.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

someuser@server:~# nginx -t
nginx: [emerg] unknown log format "bytes" in /home/someuser/conf/web/domain.com.nginx.conf:20
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed
Thank you in advance to anyone willing to help.
Update your nginx templates and rebuild web.

Re: nginx fails to start with error nginx: [emerg] unknown log format "bytes"

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:56 pm
by zergling3000
grayfolk wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:03 pm

Update your nginx templates and rebuild web.
Hi,

Thank you for your reply. I am not sure what to update the templates to. Any help or guidance would be most appreciated.

Thank you!

Re: nginx fails to start with error nginx: [emerg] unknown log format "bytes"

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:36 pm
by zergling3000
I have tried to update the web templates using the command v-update-web-templates but nginx still does not start. I am unsure how to update nginx templates. Should I just delete the line that has "bytes?"

Thanks

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v-update-web-templates [RESTART]
cat: /usr/local/vesta/data/users/someuser/mail.conf: No such file or directory
cat: /usr/local/vesta/data/users/someuser/mail.conf: No such file or directory
Error: nginx restart failed

Re: nginx fails to start with error nginx: [emerg] unknown log format "bytes"

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:31 pm
by grayfolk
zergling3000 wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:56 pm
grayfolk wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:03 pm

Update your nginx templates and rebuild web.
Hi,

Thank you for your reply. I am not sure what to update the templates to. Any help or guidance would be most appreciated.

Thank you!
You should update your nginx templates in /usr/local/vesta/data/templates/web/nginx folder.
Use nginx -t for found exists problems.