RabbitMQ - Resolve "mnesia_event got inconsistent_database running_partitioned_network"

Let's say the main RabbitMQ log file (such as /var/log/rabbitmq/rabbit@server001.log on Linux) contains the following.

=ERROR REPORT==== 14-Dec-2020::18:19:32 ===
Mnesia(rabbit@server001): ** ERROR ** mnesia_event got {inconsistent_database, running_partitioned_network, rabbit@server002}


The rabbitmqctl cluster_status command can be used to determine if the servers are missing from the cluster. In this example, server2 is not in running_nodes, meaning that server2 is not in the cluster.

~]# rabbitmqctl cluster_status
Cluster status of node rabbit@server1


The systemctl restart rabbitmq-server command can be used as a quick fix. In this scenario, issuing this command on server1 may temporarily resolve the issue.

There are 4 modes that can be used.

  • ignore (this is the default mode)
  • autoheal
  • pause-minority
  • pause-if-all-down

These modes can be set in the main RabbitMQ configuration file, like this.

  {rabbit, [
      {cluster_partition_handling, autoheal}


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