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How to Take crash dump from Command Prompt

hpuxadm1
Occasional Advisor

How to Take crash dump from Command Prompt

Hello All,

I have a B2000 workstation. I need to take core dump of this system. But there is no MP or GSP .
Is there any way ( command) to take manual Crash dump.

Thanks & Regards,
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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: How to Take crash dump from Command Prompt

A _core dump_ is a dump of a single process. You can cause a process to dump core with "kill -ABRT ".

A _crash dump_ is a dump of the entire system memory. It happens when the entire operating system crashes. If there is no MP or GSP available, the crash dump cannot be triggered remotely.

If you are at the workstation, there is a physical button in the back of the server that will crash the system and cause it to write a crash dump. It's called "TOC button" (TOC = Transfer-of-Control).

See Figure 1-3 on Page 23 in the B2000 workstation Owner's Guide:
http://ftp.parisc-linux.org/docs/platforms/lpv37670.pdf

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