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Instance notification mails arrive with huge delay

May 18, 2017 at 04:06 PM

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Hi guys

This is very weird !

In a system I am managing, we have a bunch of reports configured to send a mail in case of failure.

The strange thing is that if a report fails on Sunday at 2.20 pm… the mail arrives next Thursday in the afternoon !

Have a look at these screens.

This job failed on Sunday 14th at 2:20 pm

But the e-mail arrived only next Thursday !

I tested the smtp server and it’s responsive ! Mail arrive after few seconds ! Where can I start the analysis ???

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Manikandan Elumalai May 18, 2017 at 04:58 PM
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This issue might require lot more validation. Do you have distributed BIP deployment? If so does the System clock is in sync with all the clusters in the node.

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Andrea Pancotti May 19, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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Hi Manikandan, thank you very much for your reply.

Yes, it's a distributed BIP deployment: there are 4 web server hosts (Tomcat), 4 application server hosts (BI platform) and one database host (MySQL - cms/audit repository).
ALL 9 hosts are synchronized on system time (just checked)

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JinChong Tsai May 19, 2017 at 09:35 PM
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It's likely that the notification email was sitting on the mail spoofing gateway queue for few days ; then, your mail application Admin finds out the mail spoofing queue is full and release them.

Check your mail admin team instead.

Regards,

Jin-Chong

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Andrea Pancotti May 22, 2017 at 10:42 AM
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Thank you very much for your interest.

I want to add a detail, useful for the analysis: The issue regards the “NOTIFICATION MAIL” in case of failure of a job.

On the same system there are other jobs configured with “DESTINATION: email” and they are working fine: no delays !

However we are now checking with mail server admins if there is something in their queues.

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