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Server crashing

Server crashing every couple of days.
The only message on the server screen is the following:

Unable to EXEC server (insufficient memory?)
Unable to load file C:\COMMAND.COM




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Re: Server crashing

> Server crashing every couple of days.
> The only message on the server screen is the following:
>
> Unable to EXEC server (insufficient memory?)
> Unable to load file C:\COMMAND.COM
>

We will need more information here if possible.

1) What version of NetWare: 6.0, 6.5
2) What service pack?
3) Type of hardware, processor, installed memory, storage adapter,
drives, nic, etc.



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Re: Server crashing

On Sat, 01 Jul 2006 10:34:47 -0700, Barry Schnur <BSchnur@cox.net> wrote:

>> Server crashing every couple of days.
>> The only message on the server screen is the following:
>>
>> Unable to EXEC server (insufficient memory?)
>> Unable to load file C:\COMMAND.COM


It looks like this occuring when the server tries to reboot, or maybe exit
to DOS. There may be an abend.log entry saved before this. If there is
no abend 0 or 1 in your log, you can get a better chance at recording the
abend by setting your recovery options
"set auto restart after abend = 0".

This causes the server to halt upon abend and it will ask you what to do
to continue. In this case, you have to
reply "X" which is write the abend.log file and exit.

Thanks to Marcel for the ASR tips:
Note that if you have something like the HP ASR feature or something
similar that automatically reboots your server
upon a hang, you have to disable this feature or you will not get a chance
to get your abend.log file in the way described above.


> We will need more information here if possible.
>
> 1) What version of NetWare: 6.0, 6.5
> 2) What service pack?
> 3) Type of hardware, processor, installed memory, storage adapter,
> drives, nic, etc.
>


Also, what sort of activity takes place on the server...normal usage, and
anything unusual that you may see just before the crash. Is the crash
consistent as to time of day? You might monitor with NRM, or on the
server use Monitor to show the busiest threads. Any messages about being
out of memory?

/dps



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Re: Server crashing

Dave, I think you meant your reply to be to the original post rather
than to my reply.



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Barry Schnur
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Re: Server crashing

On Mon, 03 Jul 2006 16:46:36 -0700, Barry Schnur <BSchnur@cox.net> wrote:

> Dave, I think you meant your reply to be to the original post rather
> than to my reply.


I was trying to amplify your reply 😉 You know, standing on the
shoulders of giants?

/dps

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Re: Server crashing

> I was trying to amplify your reply 😉 You know, standing on the
> shoulders of giants?
>

Hmm, now which side of liliput should I be? <smile>.

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Re: Server crashing

On Mon, 03 Jul 2006 21:42:00 -0700, Barry Schnur <BSchnur@cox.net> wrote:

>> I was trying to amplify your reply 😉 You know, standing on the
>> shoulders of giants?
>>

> Hmm, now which side of liliput should I be? <smile>.
>


Well, I'm claiming to be standing on a giant's shoulders, so you had
better be a good foundation!

dps

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Re: Server crashing

Run SCANDISK from the DOS prompt to check for trouble on the DOS partition,just in case.
If running DRDOS, use CHKDISK instead of SCANDISK.
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Re: Server crashing

....make that CHKDSK /F (if running DRDOS instead of MS-DOS), sorry
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