How do I clean up the debug files on the Unix agent? (NETIQKB47496)

  • 7747496
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 21-Aug-2007


How do I clean up the debug files on the Unix agent?

Why is filesystem.err file filling up the agent's file system?

How do I reduce the size of the log files?

VigilEnt Security Agent for Unix 5.0


The .err files located in the ./vsaunix/{O}/vsau/local/tmp directory are log files for the detect rule groups. Each rule group has its own .err file.  When the detect loader ( ./perl -  vrun detectd ) launches each group_detect:{rulegroupname} process, the .err file reinitializes starting from zero size.  The first line of each .err file is the process ID of the group_detect:{rulegroupname}.  If you have turned debug on, the file contains more detailed information. 

You can reinitialize the .err files to zero by restarting detectd from the OS rc script or from the Unix Manager.

For more information, see the NetIQ Knowledge Base article NETIQKB47491: "How do I turn debug on or off for rules or rule groups?" at

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Formerly known as NETIQKB47496