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Jonathan Grymes
Frequent Advisor

Console log

When I login on the console I get overwhelmed with these messages to the point where I can do anything in the console window. How can I get rid of these messages?

Must specify a backup file now !
current audit file size is 9996 kilobytes!!!
an attempt to switch to the backup file failed.
Must specify a backup file now !
current audit file size is 10003 kilobytes!!!
an attempt to switch to the backup file failed.
Must specify a backup file now !


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Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor
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Re: Console log

Someone (as root) has enabled auditing and did not realize that the default are far too small. You need to stop auditing with the command:

audsys -f

Then review your audi requirements and pick another location for the auditing logs that is large enough to hold the potentially enormous amount of data that can be created.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin