When increasing number of vCPUs sar archives get corrupted after system reboot

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP applications 11 SP3

Situation

Changing the number of assigned vCPUs on a given VM running on VMware ESX(i) will corrupt the sar archives located in /var/log/sa/ after an upcoming reboot. The following error will be seen when executing sar -dp:

sles11sartest:~ # sar -dp
Requested activities not available in file /var/log/sa/sa09

Resolution

Workaround: Move the file to a different location and reinitialize the file using the /usr/lib64/sa/sa1 command.

Additional Information


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  • Document ID:7015964
  • Creation Date: 09-Dec-2014
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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