Unable to start the daemon

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The daemon cannot be started when the daemon finds few stale entries in the snapdrive process.

The following error message appears when the daemon is started or restarted.

Starting snapdrive daemon: snapdrive daemon port 4094 is in use ...
snapdrive daemon port 4094 is in use ...
snapdrive daemon port 4094 is in use ...
snapdrive daemon port 4094 is in use ...
Unable to start daemon...check daemon log file for more details

During the daemon restart/start operation, you can encounter staled snapdrive process entries, which results the daemon to fail.

The workaround for this problem is to execute the following:

  • Manually delete the stale entries in the snapdrive process.

  • Find the free ports that are available in the host. Then, in the snapdrive.conf file, specify the port in the option contact-http-port-sdu-daemon.