Linux backups hang on /var/lib/named/proc/kcore file

Article:TECH164984  |  Created: 2011-07-19  |  Updated: 2013-09-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH164984
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Linux backups hang and when reviewing the active job log, the following file is listed:

/var/lib/named/proc/kcore


Cause



The /var/lib/named/proc/kcore file is a virtual file which contains the RAM the kernel can allocate and should not be touched or read.

The entire proc directory from root is already excluded in the ralus.cfg file; however, if  filesystem has proc configured in a different location (example: /var/lib/named/proc/kcore) the backup will hang.

 


Solution



Manually add a line to exclude the /var/lib/named/proc directory in the ralus.cfg file




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH164984


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