Holy crap, that would have been good information to have 10 years ago.  :-)
 Thanks Jeff for the "errpt" mention; I always wondering where that stuff
was on AIX.

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Jeff Schasny <jscha...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The AIX "errpt" command reads the system error log. See man errpt for
> details.
>
> That would be a good place to start
>
> Kevin King wrote:
>
>> We have a customer with a box as described in the subject that has
>> recently
>> been experiencing something odd.  Overnight, the system will just lock up
>> and stop responding.  Normally there isn't anyone doing anything at night;
>> the backup runs, that sort of thing, but then some days when they come in
>> early in the morning the entire machine is unresponsive.  Connecting with
>> telnet there is no login prompt, just a blank screen.  It happened last
>> night and I've confirmed from the logs that the backup (which is using a
>> split mirror backup strategy) ran successfully and finished at 2:02am.
>>  Sometime between then and 4am, when there really should not have been
>> anything going on, it just locked up.
>>
>> Are there any logs that can be enabled on AIX to record some evidence for
>> these kinds of failures so we can figure out what's going on with this
>> machine?
>>
>> -K
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