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Ron Irving
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sulog

So,

Where did my sulog go? Running 11.11 on 5 servers, and one of them is missing the sulog.

Any ideas?

Cheers!!

Ron
Should have been an astronaut.
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: sulog

Hi Ron:

Your 'sulog' is managed by '/sbin/init.d/clean_adm' as controlled by '/etc/rc.config.d/clean'.

Normally at boot (startup) the current '/var/adm/sulog' is moved to '/var/adm/OLDsulog' and a new 'sulog' created.

Regards!

...JRF...



Ron Irving
Trusted Contributor

Re: sulog

Hey, thanks JRF.

Here's the thing:

1. There is no OLDsulog anywhere on the system,and,
2. The system was rebooted on Sunday.

Is there a way to re-create it, without causing too much heartache?
Should have been an astronaut.
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: sulog

Hi (again) Ron:

> Is there a way to re-create it, without causing too much heartache?

Sure:

# cat /dev/null > /var/adm/sulog
# chmod 600 /var/adm/sulog
# chown root:root /var/adm/sulog

...which is what '/sbin/init.d/clean_adm' does :-)

Regards!

...JRF...

Ron Irving
Trusted Contributor

Re: sulog

Sigh...there's always something.

clemfg01 home/rirving $ sudo cat /dev/null > /var/adm/sulog
sh: /var/adm/sulog: Cannot create the specified file.

I guess without the 'something', we'd be out of work.
Should have been an astronaut.
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor
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Re: sulog

Hi (again) Ron:

> sh: /var/adm/sulog: Cannot create the specified file.

You must be root (but then I assume your 'sudo' took care of that).

Regards!

...JRF...
Ron Irving
Trusted Contributor

Re: sulog

Thanks JRF!!! I actually had to su to root to get the commands to run. sudo wasn't doing it.

Strange, but done.

Cheers!!

Ron
Should have been an astronaut.

Re: sulog

>sh: /var/adm/sulog: Cannot create the specified file.

The output redirection is done by the outermost user shell, not by root.

>I actually had to su to root to get the commands to run.

Or: $ sudo cp /dev/null /var/adm/sulog