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HP Data Protector 8.0
After a reboot of the windows cell manager and some issue concerning disk space , the hpdp-as service could not be started anymore
Cannot start "hpdp-as" service, system error:
 The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
ProcName Status [PID]
crs : Active 
mmd : Active 
kms : Active 
hpdp-idb : Active 
hpdp-idb-cp : Active 
hpdp-as : Down
omniinet : Active 
Sending of traps disabled.
Status: At least one of the Data Protector processes/services is not running.
For some unknown reason , one of the log files in :
In this case the run.log file was marked "read only " causing the problem
After removing the log files from ,
The hpdp-as service could be started again.