cURL-based Cron Auto Archive: Success notification

Hi all

I’m running Matomo 4.10.1 self-hosted and we use a cURL command to trigger the cron auto-archive function.

In previous versions of Matomo, when the job finished it would output “Success:ok” or “Error:” when an error occurred.

In the current version, this doesn’t always happen and no reasons are given as to why the script terminates: nothing in the server console or HTTP logs.

Is there an attribute or additional parameters which can be passed to the call to ensure that we get some sort of “finished” message - and that this message will always be the same?


Isn’t it a silent crash?
What do you see in the System Check? (label Last Successful Archiving Completion)

It appears to be a silent crash; there’s nothing in the System Check, but I’ll make a note to check that when it next happens.

I see you already created an issue in GitHub

Yes, I thought that might be useful as this might be a bug.

I see that this is related to the output of the command, so apologies in advance for hijacking the thread, but I have the same error message in my NGINX error log as you and this is the only result in the Matomo forums I could find:

2023/09/01 06:40:38 [error] 73575#73575: *383089 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP message: [] Error in Matomo (tracker): Request was meant for a plugin which is no longer activated. Request needs to be ignored" while reading response header from upstream, client:, server:, request: "POST /matomo.php?fa_vid=JcBpnl&fa_id=request-form&fa_fv=1&ca=1&idsite=1&rec=1&r=811357&h=2&m=40&s=35& HTTP/1.1", upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/run/php/php8.2-fpm.sock:", host: "", referrer: ""

I am referring to the Request was meant for a plugin which is no longer activated bit. My only three inactive plug-ins are:

  • DBStats (Core)
  • Feedback (Core)
  • MobileAppMeasurable (Core)

The only plug-in I installed myself was SecurityInfo (v4.0.2).

Anyone knows why this is happening? Should I be worried? I could only find this post in the forums regarding this error.

Thanks in advance.

Hi @jsabater
In this case, the problem is not similar to the other one… Then next time, in order to have one subject per topic, please open another topic when there is no common point with the current topic.
For your specific problem, I think you have to update your matomo.js file or mtm container in order to stop tracking forms (I think this is the plugin that you disabled)…