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Core dump locations for Tivoli Storage Manager Server.

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Problem(Abstract)

This document describes the default location of the core dump file produced by an abnormal termination of a Tivoli Storage Manager running on AIX, and how to redirect the core file to an alternate location.

Resolving the problem

A Tivoli Storage Manager server that abnormally terminates produces a core dump file in the following locations.

  • Tivoli Storage Manager and Spectrum Protect servers.
    The core file is written in the instance directory. For example :
    /home/tsminst1/core

The path to the core file will be recorded in a CORE_DUMP entry in the AIX errpt log. For example:

LABEL: CORE_DUMP
IDENTIFIER: A924A5FC
Date/Time: ...
...
CORE FILE NAME
/usr/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/core


To redirected the core file to a different location, use a symbolic link.

ln -s {new path/core} {old path/core}

For example :

ln -s /largefs/core /usr/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/core

In this example the core file would be written to /largefs/core instead of /usr/tivoli/tsm/server/bin/core.

Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager
Server

Software version: All Supported Versions

Operating system(s): AIX

Software edition: All Editions

Reference #: 1625189

Modified date: 16 March 2017


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