How to avoid emails from Dr. Web
To keep up with all the mutations out there it tries to update itself frequently but often doesn’t succeed because the Dr. Web server is busy or down or somehow not working as it should be. Sadly this means that every time something goes wrong I get an email every half hour… imagine what this means when you have more than a dozen servers to look after: an overflowing inbox.
Here’s the solution: tweak a system file and divert those emails to nowhere:
Have a look at either
or if that file doesn’t exist on your system take a look at
The content of this file should only be one line which calls the actual update routine in crontab format:
*/30 * * * * drweb /opt/drweb/update.pl
Now use your favourite text editor and amend it to
*/30 * * * * drweb /opt/drweb/update.pl > /dev/null 2>&1
Case closed. No need to reboot your server either.
Special thanks to Igor and igraf on this Parallels Forum Thread.