Error message locations

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SnapDrive for UNIX provides information about error messages as command output and in various log files.

SnapDrive for UNIX provides information about error messages in the following places:

  • The command output

    It displays all messages to the standard error output of the SnapDrive for UNIX command.

  • The system log

    SnapDrive for UNIX logs all errors that have a severity level of Fatal and Admin error to the system log using the syslog(3) mechanism.

  • The audit log file

    The audit log records the following information for each SnapDrive for UNIX command:

    • Who issued it

    • When it was issued

    • What its exit status was.

      This is very useful in determining what actually happened on a system.

  • The trace log file

    The trace log records more detailed information about any errors that occur. NetApp Technical support uses this log when diagnosing problems.